Meet Our Team – Shaylinn Aleman
This is the ninth in the series of interviews with the College Success Arizona team.
Continuing with this feature, and throughout the rest of this year, we’ll be taking a closer look at the College Success Arizona team, the people that make all that we do happen.
This month’s subject is Shaylinn Aleman, Membership Manager for the Arizona College Access Network (AzCAN).
What is your role at College Success Arizona?
I am the Membership Manager for the Arizona College Access Network (AzCAN), a program of College Success Arizona. AzCAN is a community of college access professionals; we serve those who serve the students in our state.
How did you come to be associated with College Success Arizona?
As soon as I graduated college I was referred to an open position with the Arizona College Access Network. The rest is history.
What is the best thing about working with students (or your job)?
There are many things that I love about my job but one of my favorite things is that I am constantly surrounded by people in the community who are not only truly passionate about the work that they do but they are changing lives. I am very fortunate that I get to be a part of that.
What is your vision for the Arizona of the future?
My vision is that every student in Arizona, regardless of any barriers, has access to postsecondary education and success. I would love to see equal educational opportunity for everyone in the state.
Some Basic stats (hometown, family, etc.):
I was born and raised in Arizona so this is my home. I have five younger siblings, a husband and a stepson.
What is your proudest moment?
My proudest moment, thus far, is definitely my college graduation. It wasn’t easy for me and it sure took longer than the expected four years but I did and I could not be happier about it.