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Mexican Role Model

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Finding a role model is difficult, especially as a Mexicana. Growing up in a predominately Hispanic community, I have not been exposed to many successful Mexicans who have attended high school, let alone college. Being in programs such as Minds Matter and JROTC, I have met an abundant amount of people who have succeeded, and unsurprisingly they were white and males.
It wasn’t until I came to Saint Mary’s College and participated in Belles Connect program. Here I came into contact with highly driven Hispanic women who were and still are in control of their lives. One of the Belle connect leaders, Nohemi, has helped me understand how stressful it is to be the first in the family to attend college and have so many individuals looking at you,
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