We asked rising stars from the community to open up to us about their end goal. We asked them where they want to be, professionally, by the end of their careers and have shared some of those responses below.

Molly Cooper | Visual Development Artist

My name is Molly Cooper and I am a visual development artist. At the peak of my career, I will be leading a team at a major animation studio. I want to continue creating and encourage others as well. I aspire to be an art director, meaning that I will be responsible for the visual style of a film. I will lead a team of skilled artists towards a common goal, guiding each of them to create one visually stunning, final product. Read more>>

Ned Garnier | Actor

Professionally, I would like to be in a position not only where I am happy looking back at the steps that led me to where I am but where I created a space to push the narrative of fictional story telling. Bringing to life heroes and characters that create a new status quo of hope and success in film and media. A place where I have inspired the youth to push the boundaries of imagination and encouraged them to be more imaginative and create works of art that they would want to see in the world. Read more>>

Rashe Malcolm | Entrepreneur

My end goal is to leave a legacy for my children and an enriching footprint for my community. I want to see us all eat, have opportunities, and feel free to explore those opportunities without the fear of limitations (unless we stand in our own way) in a safe environment. Read more>>

Dicola Berry | Vintage Maven

The end goal behind my first entrepreneurial endeavors are to become a leading supplier for folks to find quality vintage goods. For my retail business, my end goal is to have a brick n mortar space where I create a safe and inspiring environment. With my wholesale business, my end goal is to attain a warehouse space to hold and supply amazing vintage goods for vintage sellers! By the end of my career, I want to be moving onto another career phase. I do not want to end my career as an entrepreneur, but rather continue scaling and creating more. Read more>>

Michaella Martin | Artist

My ideal end goal is to inspire those around me to follow their passions that bring them the most inner peace. I would love to be able to teach people how to tap into their creative abilities as a way to alleviate stress and anxiety. Professionally, I aspire to own an art gallery in a popular city (Atlanta, Miami, New York, Los Angeles) for local and young artists to have an opportunity to display their artwork. To give small and upcoming artists a voice, to be seen and heard in all creative forms. Read more>>

Cymone Coker | Chef and up and coming children’s book author

My end goal is similar to most, which is to be retired and laying up at my beach house in the islands. Professionally, I hope to be a New York Times Best Selling children’s book author. I would like my Kids cooking schools/book stores to be all over the world. Read more>>