Antoine Burks knew his path. He knew he wanted to become a criminal lawyer. He had mapped out his course to success. To achieve his goal, Burks decided to leave Terre Haute and pursue a Criminal Justice degree from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI.
“I really, really enjoyed the topics and discussions in my criminal justice classes,” Burks says.
His plan would then have taken him to law school. But it didn’t take long before he realized that even though his dream looked good on paper, it wasn’t his passion.
“I want something that my heart is going to be in it, that I’m going to love doing,” Burks says. “I really want to do something where I can help people and make a difference.”
That’s when he decided to change course.