Lashaunta Moore has always been an exceptionally driven individual. During her time as a student at Percy L. Julian High School in Washington Heights, Lashaunta was a member of the National Honor Society, vice president of Student Council, and participated in several student clubs and organizations.
When she began to explore options for college, Lashaunta discovered Richard J. Daley College. Not only was the college conveniently located in relation to where she lived, but also affordable – especially once she was awarded the Star Scholarship, which allowed her to attend class without worrying about paying tuition.
Lashaunta also found the staff and faculty to be incredibly friendly and helpful, always answering all of her questions and providing her with extra resources when needed. One such staff member was Interim President Eduardo Garza, who encouraged her to become a work-study student. Through work-study, Lashaunta was able to help other students, meet new people, and hone her communication skills; something that will become vital as she pursues a career in broadcast journalism. She was also a member of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society, and encourages new Daley students to be involved with student clubs as well.
Lashaunta was awarded scholarships from several four-year institutions, including Chicago State and Southern Illinois University, ultimately deciding to attend Saint Xavier University. She begins in the fall of 2018 and will be pursuing a degree in media communications, hoping to eventually work behind and in front of the camera.