In 2017, Jamie Oriente thought she’d hit rock bottom. The 21-year-old’s parents had recently divorced and money was tight. With no way to pay her tuition, she was forced to drop out of Stockton University, where she was studying to become a second-grade teacher.
It didn’t take long for Operator Kristie Bergstrom to see the potential in one of her new Team Members at Chick-fil-A Long Beach Traffic Circle. College student Nelson Rivera hit the ground running, working six days a week to help support his family and pay his way through school.
Whether on stage, in the classroom or behind the counter, Chick-fil-A 2019 True Inspiration Scholarship winner Corryn Barnes knows the meaning of hard work. Following the lead of her supportive parents, Tommy and Diana, Barnes grew up believing that no dream is too big – even one to become the President of the United States.