Mekhi Love - Class of 2021
Volunteer Name: Mekhi Love
Hometown: Washington, DC
A Better Chance Member School: St. Albans School
College/University: Xavier University in Louisiana
Major: Biology Pre-Med
How did A Better Chance prepare you for your A Better Chance Member School experience?
A Better Chance helped me get into a top high school in DC, which allowed me to receive one of the best educations money could offer.
What is the most important lesson you learned in high school?
Advocate, Advocate, Advocate! Advocating for yourself is key if you ever want to grow roots wherever you are. Get a connection with your teachers, ask questions, don't be shy to ask for an extension. This is your education so make sure you benefit most from it by advocating what you need.
Why did you decide to attend your specific college/university?
Because I have wanted to be a doctor since I had my first biology class in middle school and XULA is the best HBCU to prepare the next generation of black doctors.
How does it align with your future goals and passions?
It will allow me to become a doctor in order to help tackle the inequalities black people face in the health industry