"As a first generation college student, I have been enjoying every second of this new chapter in my life as I start college. My parents did not have the opportunity to attend college, therefore I am lucky enough to be setting the example for my younger siblings and to have my parents supporting me every step of the way. As a DACA recipient, I am living in a time much different than ever before due to the uncertainty of what my future holds. I am lucky to still have the opportunity to continue working, and furthering my education, and I am taking advantage of this. I am currently working at Starbucks part-time, while going to school full-time at the University of Nevada, Reno. It was early in the semester when I realized I had a passion for something else and chose to change my major. I am now studying to be an Immigration Lawyer, in hopes of helping to make a change while still impacting the lives of many. I am looking forward to continue growing and learning as I see all my future has to offer!"
Olga Garcia on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno where she is pursuing her BA degree, working and inspiring her younger siblings.