Schwarzman Scholar Chayla Cherry

“I had to learn not to compare myself and the things I had going on with my Spelman sisters. I had to start telling myself early on that comparison is the thief of joy. I can't judge myself for being on one part of my journey when my sister is on another part of hers.”

We sat down with Chayla Cherry, Spelman ‘22, earlier this year before she embarked on her international fellowship to China. In this interview, she shares her path to becoming a Schwarzman Scholar, her family legacy of attending HBCUs, and how she finds balance in the midst of it all.

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