Meet Kiran: A Dorson Scholar

Meet Kiran! Though Kiran is shy and reserved, she enjoys meeting new people. She has a thirst for knowledge and a strong desire to explore different cultures. Her dream job is to be a Journalist. Kiran also enjoys the luxury of reading a good story.

What are some of your hobbies?

Some of my hobbies are watching TV, journaling, and baking.

What genre of music do you like?

The genre of music that I like is hip hop.

What is your favorite movie?

My favorite movies are Ponyo, Blended, and The Willoughby’s. Who is your favorite actor/artist/celebrity? Why?

My favorite actor is Gal Gadot. This is because I like the way that she acts in films and she is a very kind person.

If you use social media, which is your most preferred?

My most preferred social media is TikTok.

Cake or ice cream?

I prefer cake.

Would you like to live to 100? Why or why not?

Yes, I would like to live to 100. This is because I would like to see what the world has become and how much has changed.

If you won 1 million dollars today, what would you do with it?

If I won 1 million dollars today I would donate 700,000 dollars to different charities and causes, and use the rest towards my family and college funds.

If you could choose a superpower, what would you choose?

If I could choose a superpower, I would choose the ability to teleport. This is because I would be able to go anywhere I wanted.

Who/What is your inspiration? Why?

My inspiration is my grandma, because one day I aspire to be as strong as her.

If you could send a message to your 30 year old self, what would it be?

It would be "I hope your hard work paid off, you got everything that you worked for, and followed your dreams. “

What are your three greatest takeaways from the Dorson Scholars Program after completing year one?

My three greatest takeaways are how to start elevator talk, how to write a resume, and how to write a professional email.

You were assigned to do an informational interview with a Writer from the New York Times. What were the biggest takeaways from that interview?

My biggest takeaway from that interview was Julia telling me that I was already on track to becoming a journalist, and to keep doing what I was doing. This meant a lot to me, because I was not sure if I was on the right track, so her telling me that definitely gave me some reassurance.

How did the interview impact your ambition or goal to become a Journalist? Did it solidify or challenge your idea of what you want to become?

The interview impacted my goal of becoming a journalist by making me question if this is something that I actually wanted to do for a living. It definitely challenged my idea of what I want to be when I’m older.

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Dorson Community Foundation provides supplementary college readiness and career development enrichment to students from inner-city North Jersey so they can realize their full potential with the goal of continuing on to higher education.

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