I was born in Mexico and I migrated to Montana when I was 4 years old as an illegal immigrant. What motivates me to succeed academically is because I realized of how many different opportunities there is in life, than just what I grew up noticing. I never received the grades in High School to attend a four year University. Not because I was lazy or because I was never advised the importance of Education. I didn't understand English and it was very hard for me to learn the language. My senior year in high school I was motivated to apply for Universities and would sit in the library during my lunch breaks. That is when I came to realization that I did not have the grades or completed classes to attend a four year University. My dreams were crushed, I didn't know there were requirements such as completing "A-G" to attend a four year college. I met a very nice man who reached out to me and informed me about CAMP. CAMP is a migrant support program and I soon applied to California State University, Fresno. I was admitted as a special admin student. Now as a Senior at Fresno State my life has changed around and have grown into a strong leader. I have a GPA of 3.5, I was elected into ASI-Senator of Student Affairs, have joined a national worldwide woman organization Kappa-Kappa-Gamma, I am a member of Mock Trial Association. I am involved with my community, and volunteer at Fresno Rescue Missions, Organize philanthropy events for RIF (Reading is Fundamental) and raise thousands of dollars with Sorority women. I have received awards such as United States President Volunteer Service Award in 2016 and 2017. In the last two years I have been politically involved with my community as well. I have been chosen to Intern for Assembly member Joaquin Arambula, and have had great opportunities to lobby and be an advocate in Sacramento. I am grateful everyday for the opportunity Fresno State has given me to attend the University. I felt in a very dark place my senior year in High School, when I found out I was not worthy or qualified to attend a four year university. Fresno State gives opportunities to students like myself, and sometimes that is all it takes to flourish. Today I am working alongside students who's parents come from four generations of Fresno State alumni. It humbles me and makes me proud that anyone can achieve their dreams if they work hard and put in effort. I am collaborating with honor students and doing activities that they are doing. I would have never imagined accomplishing any of these goals.