Allison Bellew Sousa ’08
Boulder, Colorado
Computer science major

Career: As a project manager for an IT company, she has the freedom to set her own hours.

Uphill climb: After her family crumbled, she grew up with her sister in three different foster families. “I truly did not want to end up anything like my parents.”

Improving her odds: “I didn’t know any high school graduates who had good job prospects, so I focused on getting an advantage with a good college degree.”

SAQ, Summer 2016

Photographed by Julia Hoggson Vandenoever ’96, May 2, 2016, in Boulder, Colorado