Intro: Beyond Face Value

I would have to say, getting asked to write a blog post about my own experiences to share with people around the world was a pretty thrilling experience. All of my life I have struggled with the idea of people only looking at me at face value. Before I begin I would...

What’s it like being a senior?

Years: How has your perception of college changed over the last couple of years, compared to when you were a high school student? Perception v. reality? Were there any surprises about college that you did not account for? What have been your biggest challenges (i.e....

Perception v.s. Reality on Attending College

Before I even got to college, I felt so limited in my options for higher education. As a DACA student I do not qualify for Federal student aid, this makes it impossible for me to afford attending any university. Even though I had strong grades, the only schools I...

The Importance of Being a Mentor

One of the hardest things about being a first generation student is often times feeling alone. Coming from a family that did not have any experience with applying to colleges, I essentially had to figure everything out myself. While I did seek out help from my...