Breaking the chain

My eagerness and determination to change the world in a positive way (along with the inspiration I have gotten from those who support me) has helped me “break the chain” as my father once said. 
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The Afro-Latine lens on education

Impact Issue

Not seeing any Black professors or students was tough — how could any of my peers relate to me? The lack of representation was frustrating in the sense that I had no mentors with a path similar to mine.
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My Ukrainian identity

In the past few days, Ukraine has also taught the rest of the world what it means to love freedom, what it means to be brave in the face of danger and what it means to be a hero.
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Get that cap and gown

In moments of darkness, I invite you to utilize the same grit, tenacity and determination that has coursed through your family’s veins for generations.
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