Hwa Young is an enthusiastic and dedicated College Access Coach working with the postsecondary attainment nonprofit, College Forward. Having grown up in an insulated immigrant family, she understands how big an impact a knowledgeable guide can have on a student’s quest to obtain a postsecondary education. As such, she strives to give her students informed and empathetic direction as they navigate this transitory stage of their lives. Recently, she was humbled to be designated as College Forward’s October Coach of the Month. At work, she most enjoys talking with students and making playful Google Slides presentations. Outside of work, she most enjoys cross-stitch embroidery, and educating herself on human rights and equity issues both in the United States and in the broader world.