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Cardinal, gold and Rubi: A first-generation college student’s journey, year by year

From her South Los Angeles high school through her graduation from the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences this month, we followed first-generation college student Rubi Garcia through the years. Watch her grow as a person and a scholar as she talks about the experiences and opportunities she has had and how being a first-generation student at USC has affected her. It’s a fascinating tale.


By Mira Zimet