Kamaii Lee

Kamaii Lee

Kamaii Lee

Eighteen-year-old Kamaii Lee, who lives in the Houston area, “always knew” she wanted to attend college out of state so she could “be on my own.” The opportunity arose when Lee – attracted by UAlbany’s criminal-justice program – applied to the University. She worried about finances; “my family is not wealthy, and out-of-state tuition costs more,” she says. However, the Mark Hunt Scholarship alleviated her concerns. The award, made “after I had been accepted,” means “a lot” to the freshman psychology major, who’s still thinking about a minor. Eventually, “I may go into education, or maybe therapy or social work,” Lee muses; “those are my main interests right now. I also have an interest in criminology, but I’m not sure whether I’ll stick with that or not. Whatever job I choose, I want to help people.”

Lee finds the University Library a nice place to study, though, she admits, “I still kind of get lost there sometimes.” One of her favorite courses so far is Issues in Diversity. “It offers a different perspective and shows how people express themselves growing up in different cultures.” 

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