Aniceto Chavez

What is your personal story? I’m a young Hispanic man who came from poverty in Santa Fe, NM. I applied myself since a younger age and...

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Daphney Cajuste

I’m a First-Gen to College student, majoring in Engineering and Computer Science from University of Michigan. Both of my parents...

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Conner Sturgeon

I am Conner Sturgeon, and my story is one of growth from challenge and overcoming. Growing up in a rural, lower socioeconomic,...

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Deandre “Dre” Lee

I am Deandre “Dre” Lee, and I am from Ahoskie, NC. I am a first-generation college student coming from a low-income area. I...

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Jules Joe

I was born lucky, with a passion for learning and an arrogance that got me through 12 years of public education in one piece. I completed...

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Tomozia Graves

My name is Tomozia Graves, and I am from Baltimore, MD. I am a first-generation college student and I have been selected to be an...

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Jessie Thompson

My name is Jessica Thompson, and I am a second-year nursing student at Linfield University in McMinnville, OR. Currently, I am working...

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Fabrizio Alvarez

What’s your personal story?  I’m a half-Mexican, half-Guatemalan who grew up in the cities of both Canoga Park and Simi Valley,...

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Serita Liles

When going for a job interview, I always get asked the same question: What is your biggest strength? My answer is always the same. My Grit...

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Emanuel Walker

I came to this country as a refugee in 2004 with a single mother who raised me in the Denver/Aurora area. I struggled with social anxiety...

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