- Major at OCC: Human Services
- HS: Cicero-North Syracuse, class of 2016
Mahogani Hills is about as busy as a college student can be. Doing coursework as she pursues her Human Services degree is just part of it. Hills is an RA in Shapero Hall, works as a Student Conduct Student Assistant, is a social media reporter for OCC’s Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter accounts, and is also part of the advertisements associated with OCC’s “Believe in Better” fundraising campaign. She also interns at the YWCA and teaches STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) to girls ages 5 to 12. On Saturday’s she carves out time for her part-time job at a restaurant and Sunday’s are reserved for church.
If all of that wasn’t enough Hills recently started her own eyelash business, “Cupid’s Lashes 315.” How does she do it all? “Most nights I’m up very very late. I prioritize. What needs to get done first gets done first. Everything else gets done when it gets done. Being busy has made me a better person and kept me more involved. When I had free time, I’d try to go to the mall or do things with my friends I shouldn’t be doing.”
Hills will earn her degree in May, then plans to head south. She wants to open a homeless shelter in Atlanta and help the less fortunate. “Growing up I always had an interest in helping people. This is something I’ve always wanted to do. I want to help the homeless and work with people with mental illnesses.”