Meet Lakeia Carter
February 18, 2015
Lakeia Carter is a Goodwin College undergraduate student.
Goodwin: Why did you choose Drexel’s Goodwin College?
Lakeia: I choose Drexel's Goodwin College because I am determined to finish my undergraduate education and Goodwin provided the opportunity for me to do so while working full time. It was also very important that I finished and completed my degree at the same institution I began at.
Goodwin: What are your favorite things about student life so far?
Lakeia: I cannot choose just one, my FAVORITES are:
- Dr. Yaba A. Blay's "History and Politics of Hip Hop" & "Black Feminism"
- Professor Ian Abrams "Film Comedy"
- Josh Brown's "Philadelphia Theatre: Let's Go!"
- ANY CLASS taught by Professor Fred Siegel or Dr. Yaba Blay...they are excellent professors who are passionate about what they teach!
What are your future career aspirations?
Moving forward I plan on completing a Master's degree, at Drexel in Art's Administration, I'd like to build on the skills and knowledge I have in the field of art and in the non profit sector to hopefully bring new artists who mainly exist on the fringe into the larger art spaces, while bridging the gap between these larger art spaces and Philadelphia community.
Why did you decide to return to school after spending time in the professional world?
I returned to school to finish what I began - I enjoy the academic environment and in order to compete in some fields, it is important to have as much education as possible.
How do you think getting your degree will influence your career?
I think getting my degree will make me visible to certain organizations who may not value my skill set or life experience alone. Sometimes in order to affect change we must have certain tools in our "tool belts". I see my degree(s) as one of many keys to open some doors and be an agent of change.