Nationality: South African
Home Language: English
Programme: BA majoring in Psychology
Start Year: 2015
Previous School: Emmanuel Christian Academy
Local City: Cape Town
My name is Athena. I am a 3rd-year Psychology student. I am an outspoken person and confident.
I grew up in a loving and supportive home. My mother and sister have been an amazing supportive system and have helped to shape the woman I am today. My parents are divorced, my dad and I do not see each other that often but we have an open door kind of relationship. I am very family orientated and I love spending time with my cousins and sibling.
I chose to study Psychology because I want to make a difference in the world and to someone’s life. I believe it is very important to have a qualification because it builds up the skills for one to actually do the job. Completing a degree in Psychology would enable me to give back to my community and have the resources to actually give back with the skills I would have obtained from my degree.
Finally, if I finish my degree this will mean my mother can stop putting her dreams aside for me. She can finally focus on making her own dreams a reality.