is a Rise Michigan Fellow. She is completing her prerequisites at Delta College as an Early Middle College student and will be attending SVSU as a Freshman in the 2022 Fall Semester. She plans to obtain a Bachelor’s degree with a Major in Spanish. She enjoys working with groups like Rise to raise awareness about the affordability of post-secondary education. She recognizes the struggle to afford college and the pressure that coincides with these struggles, as her parents have recently returned to college to complete and further their degrees. Early Middle College has given Kennedy the ability to work ahead and afford to purse higher education. Her ultimate goal is to work for the United Nations, and Rise gives her the stepping stones to achieve that goal.