Thanks to these partners for their continued involvement in our community and education.
Parents gave her gift of education
Where did you receive your education?
High School: Loyola de Cuernavaca. College: Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey.
How has your education played a role in your life today?
It has made all of the difference in the way I see the world, I relate to others and in the lifestyle I possess and I would like others to achieve.
What was your greatest educational challenge and how did you overcome it?
It was learning how to speak English. I started learning English back in 1996 while I was the information director at the School of Medicine of the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara in San Antonio. I am still improving with the help of many friends in Amarillo.
What is the value of your education?
Put in simple words, my education is the best inheritance my parents gave me.
What would you say to someone who is undecided about continuing his or her education?
I would say do not stop now. Look how far you have come and how much farther you can still go. I would tell them that in order to achieve professional and economic success for themselves and their children they should look at a formal education as one of the most viable ways to do it. More importantly, I would tell them about the many programs available to assist them during their educational adventure to make it as free of worries as much as possible.
When did you make education a priority?
Since I was in elementary school. There are 12 children in my family and I remember my parents always encouraging us to study and to be the best at everything, especially if we did not want to suffer depravations as they did most of their lives.
What made you realize the importance of education in your life?
Obtaining a professional job in the United States. The knowledge and tools I received has prepared me to perform a job anywhere I want to go, whether it is in Argentina, in Europe, and even in China. I am confident I can learn Mandarin.
Did you ever think about quitting? What made you keep going?
No, I did not. Quitting is losing, and I do not like to lose. My father is the most important reason I finished my education. Although there were also other factors that kept me going, like the fact that I wanted to acquire a job that would provide for universal needs such as a roof over my head, a meal on my table, and clothes. With my education, I am able to do what I enjoy the most now, which is helping others achieve the success I have achieved through education.
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