Mistie Ayala '18
“I never thought I would make it to my bachelor’s. I never thought I would do all these things, advocate for all these people, get all these awards. A lot of my accomplishments come from Elms College and The Care Center in Holyoke.”
After earning her bachelor’s degree in social work from the Elms/STCC off-campus program, Mistie graduated in spring 2018 with honors. She was immediately hired as a managing care coordinator in the Springfield branch of Innovative Care Partners, a new organization dedicated to integrating healthcare and human services.