Student Leader of the Year | Student Government Association President
Ielyzaveta, a Ukrainian immigrant, earned an Associate of Arts degree and a Five-Star Competitive Edge certificate. She works as a photographer for Cedar Valley's marketing department and plans to continue studying photography at a university. Her ultimate career goals are to own a game shop and write a series of novels.
"Spend time working and discovering your interests for about a year and try to determine your goals for education. Financial aid opportunities should be explored thoroughly and early to find help with paying educational expenses."
"Personal well-being is very important for success and having a clear vision for the future. It is easy to neglect your body, mind and soul when busy with school, but they are essential for staying motivated and being positive through the challenges of professional education."