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What I know for sure is that my education and career will focus on breaking glass ceilings and positively impacting the lives of people like me.
This scholarship is a reminder that I have a group of people who believe in me and want to see me succeed.
At a big university it’s easy to become isolated, and departments can be intimidating…I’m incredibly fond of my memories of my department, and many of them were shaped by Berkeley Connect.
I stopped having to worry about how I’d afford my next meal, and could instead focus on how I would ace my next midterm. No student should have to prioritize food or shelter above their education.