As a first generation student, I was placed under a lot of pressure to lead my younger siblings and relatives to academic success. Overwhelmed with school and maintaining a social life, I would often visit the Circle on campus where I’d find peace. From the Circle, I would glance upon the Lyceum, which demonstrated strength to me through the history that the columns on the building endured. I regained both my strength and peace in this very spot. This part of campus will continue to be my place of peace and strength as I prevail through my continued success at this institution.
Hometown: Jackson, MS
Degree: B.A. in English, M.A. in Southern Studies, M.F.A. in Documentary Expression
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