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One Day My Story Gon’ Pay

My project aims to look at the barriers that Latino/a students face in higher education, including low high school and college graduation rates. In order to look at some of the barriers that prevent Latino/as from attaining similar levels of education as other Americans, I interviewed 10 Latino/a students about their experience with education so far. The main part of my project will look at my life as an example of some of the barriers Latino/as face in completing their education. Although I do not represent all Latino/as, I have a unique perspective even among Latinos that I feel can contribute to the field of Latino/a studies. My final piece will be my own autobiography. I hope that I can learn something substantial about myself while doing this autobiography. In addition, I hope others can look at me as an example that anyone, Latino/a or not, can compete their education regardless of their pathways.