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How I Got Here: Veronica

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Raised in a migrant farm-worker family (and working in the fields eight months a year throughout her childhood), Veronica always knew that she wanted more for herself. And the path to making that happen? College. Veronica knew that a college degree was the ticket to a better life, so she worked hard, set a clear career goal for herself, and didn’t stop until she was living her dream. Watch the video to see how she did it all—while keeping her dancing shoes on the whole way.

Short Version: Pressed for time? Catch the unenhanced version of Veronica’s story here.

Student Version: Share Veronica’s wildly inspiring tale with your TXGU’ers by sending them this way.

Lesson Plans: Incorporate these standards-aligned lesson plans into your classroom viewing to really boost the experience for your students.

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