velam28

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Raymondville HS - Raymondville ISD
The University of Texas-Pan American (Edinburg, TX)

Raymondville, TX

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"Reseaching scholarships for my students…who wouldn’t want free money? :)"

What are your goals or plans after graduation?

After receiving a Bachelor's in Rehabilitation, I plan to pursue a Master's in Occupational Therapy.

What are the challenges and tradeoffs in pursuing higher education? Is it worth it?

I believe time management and discipline are major challenges when pursuing a higher education. Sacrificing personal time and choosing to study over other things takes a lot of discipline. However, taking that knowledge you've accrued and using it to help others is a major perk that makes all that sacrifice worth it.

How is getting a degree or certificate going to change your life?

Having a degree will allow me to reach people and places that I would not have access to otherwise. Going out into the world armed with a degree opens more doors for opportunity that you can imagine.

How are you going to use your education to make your generation the most successful ever?

Rather than using my education to benefit myself, I plan on sharing it with my community. Many people leave home and never look back, but I choose to go out and learn of different ways to help others, and bring that knowledge back home to help my community grow.

Why are you Generation TX?

I am Generation TX because I chose to overcome the situation I was given to pursue something that seemed so out of reach to me. I am a first generation college student from a low-income family, born and raised in a community that does not encourage dreams. Rather than settling for the norm, I chose to cross that barrier and did whatever it took to make my college dream a reality.

What is your favorite quote?

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. -Philippians 4:13