By Cameron Enomoto | Staff Writer
Adaliyah Walker is a second-year student at KCC majoring in Business Administration. The 23-year-old moved in with her cousin who attends HPU after deciding that she wanted to see as much of the world as possible while she is young.
“I don’t want to be over 70 and do all my traveling after I retire,” Walker said. “To me, I think it would be so much better to travel while I’m young because I still have mobility. I may not have as much money now, but I think that it is always something I can grow over time.”
After graduating from high school in 2017, Walker took a gap year to figure out what she was passionate about. With a wide variety of options for a future career, it was hard to narrow down the search and Walker became unmotivated to go to school.
“I just want to do good,” Walker said. “There are so many horrible events happening today and I feel like the whole world is divided based on religion, belief, political stance, and many other things. I don’t understand why people can’t work together to just help and be kind. And that’s what I wanted to do, just help people. But you can’t really get a degree in that.”
For a year and a half, Walker worked at a food bank in her hometown of Fresno, California. She enjoyed her time spent there and helping people who were less fortunate. Now, she hopes to earn a degree in Business Administration to help start businesses that serve the less fortunate community.
“In the future, I want to look back on my life and be like, ‘Wow, I helped so many people,'” Walker said. “I think that’s part of leaving a good legacy.”