Empowerment For Her Journey
Icarith Alegria-Morrison fits a lot into 24 hours each day. The senior majoring in sociology maintains a 3.6 GPA, works full-time, volunteers in the community and is a spokeswoman for people suffering from an eating disorder—a passion born from her own difficult journey.
As a 12-years-old, Icarith suffered a spinal injury which left her lower extremity disabled. In the beginning she struggled with the impediment, but with the assurance and support of her care team, she overcame the disability and regained mobility. From that experience, a deep desire to provide aid and support grew, and led to her pursuit of a sociology degree.
For Icarith, continuing her education would not be possible without the Michael and Paul Bond Memorial Scholarship she received, which empowered her to want to change the world using the skills she’s acquiring through NMSU.
“I have had an incredible support system in my family and professors. My experiences have strengthened my character as a whole. I have had the opportunity to speak at recovery seminars, and now I am meeting young women from around the world who suffer from eating disorders.”