Personal Statement: My Contribution To Diversity

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As you have already learned from my application, I am a second degree, second career, thirty-nine year old, single, minority student. Being a minority, alone, at the graduate level will contribute to the diversity of the UConn program, for only eighteen percent of the total graduate population are minority students. In addition to my ethnicity and age, my life experiences will also contribute to the diversity of the UConn community.
I am a statistic; I grew up in the Bronx in a single parent home. I was a high school dropout, had a baby at nineteen, and raised her alone because her father was murdered. Fortunately, I had the will to do something more. When my daughter turned two, I enrolled in school full-time, worked full-time, and by
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