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Hermiston, OR
High School:
Hermiston High School
: University of Oregon
Year in school:
Activities Involved in On Campus:
On campus job

What/who was the biggest influence on your decision to go to college?
My mom.

What is one of the best things about college?
The opportunities to travel abroad. New experiences.

What was your most memorable GEAR UP moment?
Stepping on a college campus for the first time.

What are your future career plans?
At the moment I honestly do not have a clear idea. I just want to continue my education.

What advice do you have for students currently in middle and high school GEAR UP programs?
Attend class and do the homework. The work will pay off in the end. It may seem hard at first but it will pay. Later than sooner, but it is worth the effort in the end.