Education is important to her. College should be important to me too.
How will I juggle a family, full-time job, and school?
What does "mālama i ka 'āina" have to do with college?
We will be learning how Hawaiian culture will help you succeed in college.
And I even got to see snow for the first time!
When I was a child, my family struggled with money. Since my mother wanted to attend college and couldn't afford a babysitter, she would bring me to her community college classes. I knew I'd go to college.
In high school, I was chosen for a four-year Native Hawaiian scholarship that taught me about the intersection of my identity and higher education preparation. My counselors always had faith in me when my school counselor did not.
I chose F&M College for their commitment to student success, especially those from historically marginalized communities. At UCSC, I was a graduate student mentor for students from backgrounds similar to mine.