Living Up To A Wild Imagination

Grisell's Suffolk Story

“In just four years, I did more than I could have ever imagined. The support and love that I was constantly surrounded by are what made Suffolk my home away from home.”

Grisell Canizales BS, Psychology and Sociology, '18
Grisell's Suffolk Story

If someone would have told me four years ago that I would have completed my undergraduate degree in Boston, I would have told them they had a wild imagination.

Coming from Miami, Florida, I was the first person in my family to ever leave for college. I knew I wanted a different experience but had no idea I would end up in the middle of downtown Boston. Moving to a city I had only visited once before was very difficult, but it’s been the best decision I have ever made.

All the people I met and all the opportunities I was able to take advantage of while at Suffolk molded me into the person I am today. I gave tours to prospective students while planning events for the current student body. I went from learning about child development in class to seeing it firsthand at a children's hospital down the street.

In just four years, I did more than I could have ever imagined. The support and love that I was constantly surrounded by are what made Suffolk my home away from home. As long as I had my ‘Ramily’ behind me, there was nothing I couldn't accomplish.

Grisell waving and smiling in the crowd wearing her cap and gown during Commencement.

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