What is your name, where are you from, and what college are you attending?
My name is Dnydra Scott (prounced Deh-nee-dra) and I am from Washington State, and I am a first year student at University of Kansas.
What classes are you taking, and which is your favorite?
The classes I am taking are Introduction to Education, [freshman] orientation class, and Job and Career class. The class I like the best is orientation because we share our experience and we talk about anything, and I feel comfortable talking to my peers and instructors.
What do you like to do when you’re not attending class?
I like to hang out with my friends, or I like to read a book.
What’s good about college? (Like, what positive effects does it have on your life?)
In college, I have independence.
Can you share anything about how COVID has effected your college experience, maybe you learned something new, or overcame a challenge?
It is hard as a student during the pandemic. Social events were online, and [also] my classes.
What do you hope to do after college, when you graduate or get your certificate?
When I’m done with TPE (Transition to Postsecondary Education), I want to be able to find a job so I can live independently. I am studying to be a paraprofessional so I can work in a classroom with children.
What advice do you have for students with disabilities who want to go to college?
I would tell them yes, for sure, give it a shot and try it out. Because college is a great opportunity for students with disabilities and you can become more independent.
What about parents of students of students with disabilities, do you have advice for them?
I would say absolutely, your child should go to college.
Do you have any hobbies?
My favorite hobby is singing. I like to sing Carrie Underwood. My favorite song is "Temporary Home." I once sang this song in a talent show for students with disabilities at my high school and I got a standing ovation.
Thanks to Dnydra for her time and willingness to share a bit about her college experience!