Keaira Davis: Aspiring Paramedic at Atlanta Technical College, Class of 2019

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Major: EMS (Emergency Medical Services)

We all, at some of our lives, have to ask ourselves a pretty tough question. What are we working towards? What type of life do we want to build for ourselves? Why are we building towards this type of life? My big sister, Keaira Davis ‘19, was so kind to allow me to interview her to answer these tough questions from her experience.

Her Campus: Where do you see yourself in five years?

Keaira Davis: In five years, I see myself as an Army paramedic.

HC: So, you’re currently in college. What degree are you pursuing?

KD: I’m pursuing a degree in the EMS profession at Atlanta Technical College. I have one semester left.  

HC: What are your plans after you graduate?

KD: Go to work. Pursue something in my field. I see a lot of people graduate and not use their degree.

HC: What made you choose this major?

KD: I know my personality. I can’t work a basic 9-to-5 job. I like jobs where I can really interact with people and help them. Plus I like to experience new things every day.

HC: Have you always wanted to pursue a profession in the EMS track? If not, what were some of your past aspiration, mainly when you were younger?

KD: Well, I went through a lot of physical and mental issues while in high school and middle school; so, I thought I wanted to major in Psychology to understand myself and other people. A semester into that major I realized I loved helping people with their physical ailments so I changed my major.

HC: How is school going so far? Do you love it? Do you hate it?

KD: Yeah, now that I’m taking classes dealing with my profession. Right now I’m taking Psychology and the teacher is amazing. I realized I didn’t have to take Psychology as my major, I could just take it as a class.

HC: Are you looking forward to putting your degree to work?

KD: Yes, I am looking forward to it. I just want to get in the field, learn more and help.

HC: What piece of advice would you like to give to future college students?

KD: Don’t jump into a major without doing your research first. Even if you go to a four-year college you have time to decide what you want to purse, so just take your time. As long as you are doing something you really enjoy and see yourself making a career out of it, you’re doing great.

HC: What is your favorite thing about college so far?

KD: It’s a steady workload and the teachers actually want you to pass, so they help out as much as possible.

HC: If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?

KD: A Scorpion. Because I am lit and it’s my sign.

HC: If a movie was made about you, who would play you? Why?

KD: I would play me because I feel as though no else play me. If someone else has to play me, then it would have to be another Scorpio.

HC: What do you like to do in your free time?

KD: Shopping because it soothes me and it’s a way to reward myself.

While building towards your future, taking the time to think about what you want to accomplish is important. It is also important to realize that there is no singular road to success. We are all striving towards a better life and we all experience setbacks. Courage, patience, and perseverance go a long way. "I had to make my own living and my own opportunity. But I made it! Don't sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them." (Madam C.J. Walker).