Miami Dade College
Country of Origin: Haiti
Anne Sarie Yva Cossogue migrated from Haiti two years ago in order to pursue a degree in Biology in hopes of becoming an obstetric-gynecologist. From an early age, Anne would dream of the day she would be able to pursue an education in this county. As a result, after finishing high school two and a half years ago, she migrated to the United States to obtain a college degree. Upon her arrival to this country, she enrolled in the Honors College of Miami Dade College. She had offers from many other fine institutions, but chose Miami Dade College for its national recognition and honors. During her tenure at Miami Dade College, North Campus, Anne was active in the Biology and Haitian Student Organizations as well as the Vice-President of Service for the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Under her leadership, the organization was involved in an environmental awareness and sustainability project in local parks and recreation centers throughout Miami Dade County. Additionally, Anne’s vision led to the creation of a service learning project in her Honor’s Leadership class which focused on empowering and assisting young adults who belonged to Safe Space, a center for battered and abused adults. Anne is also a Read Leader and a Youth Group Coordinator at St James Catholic Church where she mentors children and adolescents. Due to her continuous commitment to community service, Anne received the 2009 U.S. President Volunteer Service Award for her outstanding commitment to service learning endeavors.
Aside from her academic and extra-curricular activities, Anne worked as a part time employee in the Access Services Department where she assisted students with disabilities and learning impairments while maintaining a perfect 4.0 grade point average. She is fluent in Creole, French, and English. This coming fall, she will be attending Mount Holyoke College to complete her education in Biological Sciences with an emphasis in non-profit organizations and sustainable development. Anne is working diligently to reach her lifelong dream, become an obstetric-gynecologist to go back and serve her Haitian community.