As part of my personal development, I found that attending LMU helped me to better understand my multiple identities. How do you define a half Mexican/half Caucasian female who is a fraternal twin and had a Catholic school upbringing? I have found that my family, educational background, and creative writing has helped me to express the excitement, frustrations, and expectations of being the first in my family to obtain a university degree.
"The Interweaving of Metaphor: Writing and Crocheting,"
First-Gen Voices: Creative and Critical Narratives on the First-Generation College Experience: Vol. 1
, Article 3.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.lmu.edu/fgv/vol1/iss1/3