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chelsea corpening

Chelsea Corpening

graduate human services administration student

Hometown: Durham, North Carolina

High School: Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts 

I am a leader.
I am strong.
I am a servant to my community.

I faced many challenges growing up, including housing instability with occasional bouts of homelessness. My family and I had never lived in one place for more than two years at a time.

I faced many challenges growing up including housing instability with occasional bouts of homelessness.

By the time I was 14, I attended 11 schools and moved more than a dozen times between three states. Growing up in poverty, I knew I had no control over our financial situation, but I knew I had control over two things: my grades and my music. I worked very hard to earn good grades. I found solace and peace in singing, songwriting and playing the piano. Despite the circumstances, I went to college and obtained my bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in 2012.

I currently reside in Parkville, MD. I attend UB, and I will receive my master’s degree in human services administration in 2018. I plan to continue to serve as an advocate for unaccompanied homeless youth in Baltimore City.

Last Published 9/5/17