Tierra Burke, just 21, dreams of achieving a certification leading to a career in the field of information technology. She has always enjoyed the challenge of computers and serves as the “go to” person in her family for anything to do with technology. She is the first person in her family to attend college. Enrolled at Lord Fairfax Community College, Tierra plans to take a fundamentals class in computer technology per the recommendation of the college. Awarded $900 to cover her educational expenses.