KIPP Philadelphia Public Schools Alumna
Matijanay is an alumna of KIPP West Philadelphia Preparatory Charter School and a graduate of Academy at Palumbo in Philadelphia, PA. She is passionate about helping others from disadvantaged communities and giving back to the community that strengthened and motivated her. She began to pursue her passion by volunteering at Christy Recreation Center and creating a mentoring club with fellow classmates. Matijanay aspires to become a Nurse Practitioner centered around neonatal and pediatric care. She is proud to be a member of Villanova University’s Initiative for Engaging Women, a program that has supported her throughout her high school career. She is also a proud founder of Mentor Me, a club started to coalesce her school community and aid others who may not have the support needed to succeed.