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...

My pathway to college was not the smooth path I had always anticipated. My family planned on having my education funded through my father’s G.I. Bill since he had no intention of using it. While I was in high school, my father retired, my parents...

I did it! Three years and zero student loan debt! I am a first generation college student. I attended the University of North Texas (UNT), where I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Counseling. Although I faced many adversities, I had a...

EnglishSpanish