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Carlos Cortez When Carlos’ mother, Elizabeth, migrated to the U.S. form El Salvador in 2003 she was certain that her children would go to college. This spring Carlos walked across the Greek Theater stage as an IDEAL Scholar with a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies from UC...

10,000 Degrees Institute alumna and UC Berkeley junior, Kaila McDonald. I was raised by my great grandmother in San Leandro.  My mother had substance abuse problems and I never knew anything of my father.  When I was sixteen, the generational gap at home became unbearable.  As...