Trinaty Hobson is from a small town in Jennings County, Indiana. Though going to college was “not encouraged or pressed” by her parents, who did not finish high school, Hobson always knew she wanted to go. Choosing to attend IUPUI with its dynamic urban campus that differed greatly from her quiet hometown was not originally a part of Hobson’s plan.
“I wanted to go to school for art education, and a teacher at my high school really encouraged the program at IUPUI. I applied and was accepted,” Hobson explains. Her educational journey took another promising turn when she received an email about Nina Scholars, a program she has been a part of for three years.
“It was a different reality,” Hobson says about joining the program, “to have such support behind me was very different but amazing at the same time.” As someone who loves learning and describes her younger self as a “teacher’s pet type of kid,” Hobson has enjoyed the educational aspect of being a Nina Scholar.