Chacity Battles, Saint of Santa Fe College for March 18, 2019

Saints of Santa Fe College – Chacity Battles

Chacity Battles, Saint of Santa Fe College for March 18, 2019
Chacity Battles, Saint of Santa Fe College for March 18, 2019

I’m the first one from my family to study something after high school. My dad graduated high school, but I graduated high school and finished a program at college. I never expected to receive a scholarship for a construction program at Santa Fe. But when I did, I said, ‘Wow, okay. Now I know what I’m going to do.’ I always liked fixing things like DVD players, but my interest in it started with Habitat for Humanity. I helped build a house and put up cabinets through my mentor program at Eastside [High School]. I thought it was fun, and I was good at it. I plan to come back to SF to learn more because I want to be successful as a plumber. That’s my dream. I want to keep doing it because it’s something that people aren’t used to; seeing me as a woman doing this job gets people thinking. But if I can, other women can, too.

– Chacity Battles, Plumbing Certificate, ‘18

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