I understood the material and had good grades in school growing up, but that wasn’t enough. I had teachers who supported me during my struggles and praised me for my effort, but that wasn’t enough. My family supported me as best as they could, but...

When I was a little girl, I was very curious. Starting at a very young age, I was obsessed with asking questions. It was how I learned about the world around me. When I was asking simple questions, I got answers from my parents. Then...

I consistently tell my students that, besides the obvious reasons of increasing earning potential and gaining job security, there are three main reasons to go to college: the academic experience, the professional experience, and the personal experience. While my academic experience was of course a big part of my college journey, I...

These difficult times for our students have made me truly appreciate my own journey throughout my college days. As a first generation college student and coming from a background of immigrant parents I quickly learned I would have to become my own advocate. It took...

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