Dear Palmer Scholars Family and Donors,
I can proudly say that I am a proud Western Washington University Alumnus. My journey through college was one filled with adventure, challenges and unique opportunities for personal and professional growth. While at Western I was afforded awesome leadership opportunities that shaped me into the person that I am today. During my time at Western, I served as a Resident Adviser for two years and as an Assistant Resident Director for two years. My four years of service in Residence Life sharped my leadership skills, and afforded me an opportunity to make a lasting impact on student’s lives. During the summers I served as a United States Park Ranger in the North Cascades National Park. I was able to meet people from all over the world, and share one of Washington’s hidden gems. This year, I was sworn as a Public Safety Officer for Pierce Transit. The team of officers’ in which I am a part of provide law enforcement and public safety for Pierce Transit, and the communities that we serve. During academy I heard something that stuck with me “there is no higher honor than public service,” I wholeheartedly agree with that statement. Since my youth, I have aspired to join the field of public service. My college experience has provided me with a multitude of experiences and opportunities that shaped me into the leader that I am today. I have become a leader that is prepared and enthusiastic to address the challenges we face today. The Palmer Scholars Family and Donors support has spring boarded me into my childhood career goal of becoming a law enforcement officer.
I am incredibly proud to be a Palmer Scholars Graduate and a Western Alumnus.
Thank you for your support!
Masyih K. Ford