I am a daughter of two hard working parents who work in seasonal farm labor under the hot summer's sun. Like them, I work hard in the fields to try to make my own money and stop asking my parents for theirs. Since I do come from a nine member family, it is often difficult for my mom and dad to keep giving me money I need or desire. This summer I was attending Educational Opportunity Program, Sophomore Bridge at Sacramento State and when I did not go to class I was found sorting peaches, trying to save up financially for college expenses. I believe I am a good investment because of my dedication to reach my educational goals, through all the highs and all the lows. When school is in session, its easy for me to go to class and get the work done. I spend some of my time in the library trying to further understand material my professors have taught me during lectures or labs. Other times, you can find me working one-on-one with my professors or getting together with a group of friends to work on the same assignments. I can also say I am active in the community. I enjoy serving in little and big events, anywhere there is community service. When I am not in school, for example during the summers, I work with my parents in the fields saving little by little for my educational expenses. This is a great help for them because it takes off one less thing they have to worry about. At home, I have four younger siblings that look up to me. As of now, I am happy to lead a great educational path for them. I want to continue and finish what I have started with my education and with the big help from you and others, I know everything is possible. Thank you!