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How I Got Here: Maria

  • Texas GEAR UP

During high school, Maria went through every day carrying a secret—she’s an undocumented citizen. While other TXGU’ers were starting to prep for college, Maria was thinking that she’d never be able to step foot on a college campus due to her status. And she was seriously devastated. It was only when she finally shared her fear with her GEAR UP coordinator that she found out there was absolutely a path for her to get that college degree.

 But don’t just take our word for it. Watch Maria tell her awesome story in her own words. It’ll inspire all the emoji feels...

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