Jessica Kane is sitting at a desk and a student is talking to her.

This article originally appeared on Chalkbeat on November 11, 2019

By Reema Amin

Sumayya Mokit, a senior at The Young Women’s Leadership School of Queens, works two jobs after school and babysits a younger sibling on top of balancing homework. She’s also managed to wedge in time for her college applications.On a recent Wednesday during lunchtime, Sumayya, the daughter of Bangladeshi immigrants, worked on her early-decision application for Barnard College in the office of her college counselor, Jessica Kane.

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