In her own words
When I was younger, I read an article about immigrants in the United States. They came to the United States looking for a better life, but once they got here, many were afraid to ask for help for fear of being deported. As I read on, I began to feel sad. I live in a community filled with immigrants. Many of them do not know English very well and rely on children raised in the U.S. to translate documents. I wondered how many people I have met are undocumented, silently struggling by themselves. I see so many immigrants in need, yet I do not have the skills to help them gain legal status. I am in college with the goal of becoming an immigration lawyer. I actively worked towards my goal by participating in a prelaw program, which allowed me to take classes with law school professors and get a taste of law school. I had also learned about the issue of mass incarceration in the United States, and I write for a journal of environmental law and policy. Getting educated in the law is vital for creating positive change that benefits immigrants.
Receiving the Shattering Glass Ceilings Scholarship gives me hope that someone believes in my goals and dreams. This scholarship will help me greatly in paying for college.