University of California, Los Angeles
"I am a first-generation, brown, Guatemalan/American female graduate from UCLA with a degree in Anthropology and Education.
Throughout these college years, I've became stronger, my voice has got a lot louder, and I became the chingona that I once knew at a younger age. For some of us this is just a piece of paper, but for us VAGAS, this is more than that, these are chains being broken.
I pursued both of my degrees, because I simply wanted to become educated. I believed having a strong background in human culture, human behavior and patterns, all while applying critical thinking and research skills could get me far in life. I picked up a second study, because the social justice warrior in me always believed every child is deserving of quality education - even someone like me, who came from a community where most don't graduate HS.
Although I am not an Anthropologist or in the education field, I have been able to land a dream job. By obtaining my degree from one of the top public schools in the United States, I have been given countless opportunities and a form of social and economic capital that I can pass on to my younger sister and my future children.
My dream would be to own a business where I can implement my love for writing, music, and fashion in one. Vagas never stop learning, we never stop reaching, and most importantly, we never stop being BADASSES!"