Maryka Carter joined New Look after being connected through a Big Brothers Big Sisters program in New York. Today she is a junior in College.
“First, I would like to send my gratitude to Usher’s New Look for this feature! I am currently a junior, studying speech-language pathology at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Next spring, I will be job shadowing a speech pathologist in her field to gain more experience to add on my resume for graduate schools. I recently just got promoted to vice president of my hip-hop dance team, Definition. To broaden my creativity, I started choreographing and introducing new styles of dance to my team. I had the opportunity of a lifetime this summer to fly down to Atlanta and be apart of the celebration of Usher’s New Look 15th Year Celebration. I received substantial advice about my future and school from Usher, himself, Sugar Ray Leonard, and a host of others. I learned a lot from these prominent people. They shared with me their stories and how they overcame hardships. It was truly inspiring. Just being in that intimate environment with those humble, successful people, was nothing short of a life changing experience. I will continue to grow and work with Usher’s New Look even after under grad study is completed.”