“Growing up in poverty, I felt that I wasn’t capable of getting further than where I was from,” Quarles said. “Every day, my focus was making sure that I ate and that I stayed out of harm’s way. Sadly, that is the mentality of a lot of kids growing up in tough neighborhoods.”
Through hard work, and help from College Success Arizona, the Achieving a College Education Program, and need-based college financial aid, Quarles graduated from ASU with a bachelor’s degree in economics. Now, Quarles is building the life he’d dreamed about through his career at a major fashion company based in Santa Barbara, California.
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