Hi, my name is Yocasta Mencía. I am a senior at SUNY Buffalo State College. My major is Bilingual Exceptional Education concentration in English with a minor in Theatre. I hope to obtain a Bilingual Extension after completing my master’s degree. I decided to pursue Exceptional Education is because I am following my mom’s footsteps. She has shown me how special it is to work with these students. My dream is to also to leave a mark on each student who walks into my classroom with an understanding that I am here to educate and help them be successful in life. A few years back I wanted to participate in the Rwanda project, but life happens. I also believe things happen for a reason we may never understand. However, this time I am ready to embrace Rwanda. I feel that the years have given me an opportunity to grow and mature as a person and future. I am looking forward learning, teaching and sharing experiences that may help me make decisions for my career and future path.