Already a double minority as a woman and a Black person, I tried to relinquish my language and culture in favor of American language and values to better fit in the crowd.
I was actually quite surprised that a high school teacher was giving me a book titled Lies My Teacher Told Me. Did you have any major failures?
Here, you can talk about family, children if you have any or marriage to someone who is a citizen of your home country. From the way my mentors and I began working two hours earlier than required to meet deadlines, I learned that engineering is the commitment of long hours.
With this scholarship, I will use it to continue focusing on my studies in math and engineering, instead of worrying about making money and sending more back home. From my first summer job to my current position, the majority of my work and volunteer experience has involved counseling and children.
What message does that send to children? This made me realize that we hadn't discussed the Vietnam War in my own history class! Success to me is having a career that I love and allows me to help my family members financially.