From Pre-Law to Automotive Mechanic – CBS News Video

From Pre-Law to Automotive Mechanic – CBS News Video


Yogi Berra famously said when you come to the fork in the road take it that’s exactly what the subject of our final story did here’s Steve Hartman with assignment America aside from a thin coat of powder there’s nothing superficial about 32 year old Sarah Latoya big hearted and brilliant Sarah graduated from Oberlin Phi Beta Kappa and did it in three years with a double major in pre-law and women’s studies her plan was to go to law school and become a champion for women on a global scale I’m an overachiever I guess so although in the end she decided to go with her plan B instead I had in my mind the idea that this was a different way to save the world in other words fix the world by fixing area cars right after graduation she enrolled in technical school who doesn’t go on to being a mechanic after pre-law today Sarah who now goes by the nickname bogey has her own shop in Phoenix called 180-degree automotive beyond quality service for all her mission is to educate women specifically about cars and thus empower them in the rest of their lives come on down the concept is based on bogies own first car experience at 16 she bought an old VW Bug that needed a lot of work she felt like mechanics were taking advantage of her so she learned how to fix it herself and really she says that’s what empowered her more than anything all because I got over my fear of this big piece of metal and plastic that is our cars and it became a passion for me to take that empowerment that I got from learning about cars to teach it to other women to that end bogie works weekends teaching basic car maintenance clasts any of you have ever changed a tire before she also started a scholarship for women who want to go on to technical school and she hires mostly women mechanics oh dear Lord because bogie says she knows from experience for a woman getting into law school is easier than breaking into this business I remember when I was applying for jobs I literally wanted one son he yelled back hey Joe we got a little girl up here wants to be a technician you got to see this okie says she knew this she picked the right path and is reminded almost Dave that is so awesome and it’s warm whether it’s a grateful customer bringing in a gift of home baked bread thank you so much or a 77 year old student breaking loose her first lug bolt bogey says she’s more convinced than ever that she is making a difference there it is and that if you really want to change the world you better first know how to change your oil I can see light through here Steve Hartman can get CBS News odds of your air can – that’s the CBS Evening News for Katie Couric I’m Harry Smith thanks for joining us I’ll see you in the morning on the Early Show good night


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