"If one cannot read a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all."
- Oscar Wilde
This is my story
Throughout my life, I’ve been aware of statistics like:
Only 54% of students graduate Lloyd High School
32% of El Camino Community College students transfer to a 4-year university
15% of Hispanics in California have a bachelor's degree
When I was younger, I sometimes looked at these statistics as if they were my destiny. I often thought to myself, “who do you think you are?” And at the time, I didn’t really have an answer. But now, I say, “I am the story that others can use to beat the odds of becoming a statistic.” I am a proud first-generation, Latina, and San Jose State undergraduate.
I am on my journey towards becoming a published author in August 2021. My book is about the struggles of being a first-generation Latina and using that adversity to reach success. The book highlights WOC who are inspired by the stories of their immigrant parents and how they’ve used it as their superpower.