Balancing between being one of the boys and a lady, Marisa Cervantes writes about the challenge that personal relationships, family, and insecurities pose in relation to education. Despite feeling guilty about leaving her high school boyfriend behind, Marisa comes to recognize the importance of letting go of the familiar. By embracing the new challenges of being a first-generation student, Cervantes soon realizes that her future has much in store.
Cervantes, Marisa, "I Did It" (2012). First To Go Program. Paper 2.