Meet our scholars

Empowering minds and changing lives


Sean values education more than most students. After graduating with an Associates Degree from a middle college high school in June 2021, he initially aimed to attend Penn State in the Fall. However, a violent crime disrupted his college plans when he fell victim to an incident in Watts while attempting to sell his Play Station, resulting in a life-threatening injury. With remarkable determination, he overcame a year of surgeries and therapy. Sean's indomitable spirit led him to fulfill his dream of college - he now attends the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he thrives as an Economics major.


Petra, the second student from Watts embraced by the Mulvey family, found support in navigating her college journey. Petra enrolled in Stonehill College in the fall of 2020, embracing the campus from day one. Majoring in criminal justice, Petra envisions a future as a child victim advocate upon graduation, aspiring to remain in the Boston area and extend her compassionate hand to those in need.


Celeste's resolute spirit exemplifies the core of Watts 2 Boston's mission. Coming from Watts, she embarked on an inspirational journey fueled by the support of Watts 2 Boston. Handpicked from a pool of 400 candidates, Celeste secured one of 15 highly coveted spots for the Torch Scholarship, a program dedicated to empowering first-generation college students at Northeastern University. Flourishing within the academic ecosystem of Northeastern University with the support of the Northeastern Police Department. She is diligently pursuing her aspiration of becoming a nurse while achieving exceptional academic success.


Jennifer Alvarado earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Boston College in 2021, followed by a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of Southern California in 2023. Watts 2 Boston has supported Jennifer throughout her academic journey by providing a robust support system. Jennifer is committed to empowering her community through education and is passionate about reducing voter apathy. She has experience working on political campaigns in Los Angeles and teaching students at Strive, one of our sister organizations. Jennifer will join California’s Civil Rights Department as an Associate Governmental Program Analyst summer 2024.


Jazmine, Jennifer's younger sister, began Stonehill College in Easton, MA in the fall of 2022.

Following in Jennifer's footsteps, Jazmine was drawn to the East Coast, where she too found a home away from home at the Mulvey residence. Jazmine's presence radiates joy, and is a self-taught chef and pianist. Embracing the opportunity to explore the outdoors, a luxury not afforded in her neighborhood, she enjoys leisurely walks and wildlife spotting. With a passion for criminology, Jazmine has earned a place on the Dean's List every semester.


Kilea's captivating smile, warm grace, and delightful presence light up any room she enters. She graduated from Texas Christian University in 2021 with a Bachelor in General Studies with an emphasis in Communication Sciences. She remained in Fort Worth after graduating and is currently an Associate Producer at Red Productions. Kilea's dream is to produce and direct music videos and other short form projects.


Priscila can be characterized by her unparalleled grit and determination. Pursuing criminal justice studies at Texas Christian University, she has embraced life in Fort Worth and her host family, FWPD Chief Neil Noakes and his wife Kim. Amid her academic journey, she dedicates herself to training for the 2024 Olympic Games in boxing - a passion offers an escape from Watts. Priscila envisions her future in both the boxing ring and the field of law enforcement.