Karen Peralta

A traditional student I am not! I am a displaced worker who found myself at Wayne Community College at age 52, learning how to be a medical assistant. My college experience has turned out to be much more than academics, but also inspiration and fulfillment.

I am acquiring wisdom and knowledge and want to use them to make a difference. With this philosophy, hard work and dedication, I earned a place on the Dean’s List, membership and the office of Vice President in Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, and the position of WCC Ambassador. I have worked as a peer tutor and am an active Medical Assisting Students’ Association member. Through these affiliations, I have been involved with many events benefitting the community, such as raising funds for Alzheimer’s research and the college’s Foundation.

Outside of school I am the mother of a teenager (an education in itself!), planning my middle daughter’s wedding, and cheerleader for three grandchildren, and I maintain my relationship with God.

My life is full but I have no desire to slow down. I am thankful for the opportunities I have been afforded and will continue to strive for excellence, in my college career and beyond.