I can’t believe I made it in, and made it through grad school. I couldn’t do it without the love and support from my Mom, Dad, sister, extended family and friends. This is the product of every prayer and encouraging message from every aunt, uncle, sister, cousin, parent, friend, etc. A dream. Ranked #1 for communications. And a full circle, my hero, role model, & vision board muse @Oprah gave the commencement speech. Look how God works. I say that to inspire and enlighten others. Life was the most testing during these times. I wasn’t the scholarly type. I worked hard to get in, had resilience, supportive people, letters of recommendations. If school wasn’t hard enough, I went through several valleys, losses, anxiety and storms before this point. I want to encourage someone else to push through. It’s a journey, but believe you can achieve anything you set your mind to. It was my breakthrough, and test to keep going. I spoke, or wore it, USC into existence unknowingly. I picked up USC Trojan hat on a layover in LAX to Sydney I packed it on all of my trips. I still recognize, the opportunity to have higher education is a privilege. “I come as one, but I stand at 10,000” - Maya Angelou
Knowing where my parents came from, as hard working immigrants, I know this came at a price this through their tireless nights working, blood, sweat tears, love, council, & courage to survive and thrive in foreign country, so the next generation could reach further. This is for them. I’m humbled, I’m wiser and grateful. Thank you to my friends and family that helped me, from encouragement, or shoulder to cry on. Thank you so, so much. Education ISN’T the only blueprint of success. ( Salle Mae loans is the ultimate con ) - But if you have any high goal you want to overcome, GO FOR IT. Stay focused and surround by good energy. I’ll take this drive & work ethic grad school has instilled in me to the next elevated phase of life.
Glory be to God 🙌🏽 🙏🏽 #usc #trojans #classof2018 #oprah #graduation #masters