Skip to main content

Breadcrumb navigation:

Anissa Lane WCAS’14

Anissa Lane WCAS '14

When Anissa Lane WCAS’14 says that Woods College of Advancing Studies “embodies work-life balance,” she knows whereof she speaks. A summa cum laude graduate of Woods College and a single working mother, Lane was recently recognized by President Obama with the President’s Volunteer Service Award for her work with the Beautiful Girls program at Boston’s Washington Irving Middle School.

Beautiful Girls mentors young women to foster their self-esteem and reinforce the importance of education. Lane will remain involved with the program as she mentors a new volunteer and helps to write a new program curriculum.

“The words that I live by are ad astra per aspera—to the stars through adversity,” says Lane. Read more about her story of perseverance.

Light the World Campaign