Student profiles: Mirna Serrano & Sam Figueroa
When Mirna Serrano began her college studies at St. Catherine University, she felt overwhelmed. Being a first-generation student made that more challenging, but Mirna found a way to turn that struggle into something positive and launched the First Generation Scholars League student club to help students like her. Read more about Mirna’s efforts.
Sam Figueroa has already overcome a lot, including losing his father when he was young, which impacted his academics. But he turned things around in high school. Now a sophomore at the University of St. Thomas, he has set his sights on a career in law to fight for the rights of people who don’t have the education and advantages that he had. Read more about Sam’s journey.