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Yilianny Aksabaev

 

Where did you grow up and what was your first language?

I grew up in The Dominican Republic, at a small town called Dajabon. My first language is Spanish.

What from your hometown do you wish you could find in New York City?

Unity, love and acceptance regardless of your background and religious views.

Where did you go to college?

I started at Lehman College, then transfered to Southern New Hampshire University and recieved my bachelors degree. Currently enrolled at City College in a master's program. 

What was your favorite book in middle school?

Monster by Walter Dean Myers. 

What is your favorite thing to do when you are not teaching?

My favorite thing to do is spending time with my two beautiful children. During COVID I learned to value the moments that we often take for granted. Enjoy every moment.

What is your favorite quote?

 "You will face many defeats in life, but NEVER let yourself be defeated." -Maya Angelou.