Litzy Silva Sandoval

Hello, my name is Litzy Silva Sandoval. I currently attend St. Catherine University. I am double majoring in business administration and marketing with a minor in economics. I am also part of the International Business Honor Society, Delta Mu Delta. I am very driven in my education because I greatly value it. Education opens many doors and helps you make great connections. I want to share my experiences with others to help them grow. As a first-generation college student, I want to share the knowledge I would have liked to know from the start.

I am part of cohort 1; I graduated in 2019 from the Academy of Holy Angels. I am a Flaherty scholar and am grateful for the foundation investing in my education. My main goal after graduation was to find ways to give back to the Flaherty Family Foundation.

During my second year of college, I received an email from Ms. Flaherty to join the Flaherty College Scholars; I was happy to connect with the Flaherty Family Foundation again. During our first meeting, Ms. Flaherty asked for volunteers to be on the executive committee; I volunteered along with four other scholars. The executive committee would be in charge of planning and leading the meetings and reaching out to scholars. I am open to experiences that will help me become a better leader. I will continue to be an executive committee member for the year to come. It was great organizing resource events for high school and college scholars that would benefit them. I made connections with scholars and made them aware of information that will help them prepare for college or the next college year.

I am happy to be a board member and share my experiences and insights to help the Flaherty Family Foundation enhance the scholar experience.