Sandra Chevalier wanted something better. The mother of five, who was a high school dropout raised in foster and group homes, wished for more than another job at fast food place. When she came to LaGuardia's Bridge to College and Careers Program, she says staff "introduced me to a world of potential I never knew even existed for someone like me. They told me I could go to college and have guided me every step of the way." Less than a year later, Sandra earned her high school equivalency diploma and was studying at LaGuardia as a Veterinary Technology major. She has 3.5 GPA and mentors current Bridge Program students. Her future goal is to earn her Associate Degree and work in a zoo. One of Sandra's joys is attending LaGuardia with her daughter, Mariah Diaz, a psychology major, pictured here.