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Cristian Villalobos

Cristian Villalobos loved his high school experience at Carver Military Academy. He had a great GPA, was involved in extracurriculars,…

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Elaina N. Frieson

Elaina N. Frieson is very candid about what it’s like to balance being a parent and a student. The Kennedy-King College…

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Dr. Sherece Thompson

Once a first-generation college student herself, creating a supportive environment is at the top of Malcolm X College Dental Hygiene…

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Guadalupe Rojas

Guadalupe Rojas has been a Daley College student since she was three years old. Growing up, her father took English…

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Bianca Harmon

Feeling burnt out at her previous job, Bianca Harmon enrolled in cybersecurity courses at Wright College, which led to the…

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Shottees Melton

Malcolm X College’s Project MPACT has given Shottees Melton a second chance. She’s now working as a certified nursing assistant…

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Irene Aleman

Prior to becoming the Wellness Center coordinator at Truman College, Irene Aleman provided mental health case management for marginalized communities…

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Amadou Dia

Amadou is excited to see what the future holds for him once he completes his certification in cybersecurity.

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Dayana Centeno

As far back as Dayana Centeno can remember, STEM was something she “loved to geek out on.” Through her classes…

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Sarah Choy

Sarah Choy had already earned a bachelor’s degree in English and philosophy from the University of Minnesota before returning to…

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