By Kassandra Escoto, Fellow Class of 2016
Metropolitan State University
It all began at the moment my father became deported. The day that happened I knew nothing would be the same. I spent most of my childhood traveling back and forth from one country to another visiting my father in Mexico and trying to continue school in the United States. As the years went by, to this day I still find myself separated from my family. Since my mother and brothers are often living in Mexico. My mom cannot really see me grow into the person I am becoming. We sure do talk everyday but it is not the same from actually seeing me physically. When I was a sophomore in High School I knew I wanted to become a lawyer so that I could help my father and other immigrants in the same boat as I. The moment I started thinking of becoming a lawyer more, and more it made me realize and question myself a lot. It made me think “how could I ever be a lawyer if I come from a low income family?” “Nobody in my family is a lawyer and only those who have parents as lawyers become lawyers” I asked myself, as well as doubted myself a lot. Entering LAW SCHOOL… Si Se Puede has changed my life so much. Being able to participate in prestigious events with so many other lawyers. Lawyers that fulfill you with enormous advice. An event I will forever hold dear, is the time I was able to attend the event where supreme court Justice Sotomayor spoke to us fellows. LAW SCHOOL...Si Se Puede has not only allowed me to participate in numerous events but has also granted me the chance of working with three, fascinating, prodigious mentors. I am walking with three angels that are always encouraging me and supporting me throughout my journey. They have helped me throughout my first and second semester of college.
Thanks to their astonishing advice, I know what path will lead me to triumph. LAW SCHOOL… Si Se Puede is helping me every day so that I can prepare for the future lawyer I will become. My dreams for the future are to become an immigration lawyer, as well as to serve back to this incredible program that has given others, as well as I so much asset. LAW SCHOOL… Si Se Puede has cultured me so much while showing me that yes, I can.