Francisco Medina - Define American

Francisco Medina

Riverside, CA

How could I leave them down? Mi Father who never went to school and yet, he managed to teach himself how to do basic Math…My Mother, who didn’t finish 2nd grade because her family needed an extra set of hands to work and help in the house…NEVER! I said it once, and will keep repeating myself: All the degrees I get, are going to be their degrees! Some people might argue that ‘it’s just community college’ NO! Where I come from, college, in general, was nothing more than a dream, BUT NOW, I have set it as my goal. The first one was met this past Thursday, and the next one in two years…YES, another in four, and until I can save ONE life, I will not stop. Como los amo! UCLA, see you in the Fall!

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