moyru Posted November 17, 2013 Share Posted November 17, 2013 (edited) Stanford University regards the diversity of its graduate student body as an important factor in serving the educational mission of the university. We encourage you to share unique, personally important, and/or challenging factors in your background, such as work and life experiences, special interests, culture, socioeconomic status, the quality of your early educational environment, gender, sexual orientation, race or ethnicity. Please discuss how such factors would contribute to the diversity of the entering class, and hence to the experience of your Stanford classmates. 700 characters max I am the oldest of three, and I come from a mostly single parent, low-income, minority home. My stepfather was in and out of jail, and my mother worked multiple jobs. I never met my real father, as he walked out before I was born. I witnessed and experienced abuse at the hands of my stepfather, who suffered from alcoholism and mental illness. Despite these challenges, I worked diligently and became a first generation college student. These experiences drove me to teaching, specifically in low-income areas. I have a unique perspective as someone who has grown up in and overcome poverty. My diverse background is a prime example that with ganas (the drive to succeed), anything is possible. Any thoughts/suggestions? Edited November 17, 2013 by moyru Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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