A Different Story
Here is a little about me: I am a senior at Texas A&M
University in the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical
Sciences (CVM). I serve as a CVM Ambassador, a Regents' Scholar,
public relations officer for Ags of OAK (Open Acts of Kindness),
the chair of TAMU’s Alternative Spring Break committee, and a
first-generation college student.
As an end goal for my undergraduate years, I will run a marathon
just four days before graduation! In addition to all of this, I am
also a writer, a podcast lover, and huge fan of non-profit
organizations. I strive to be a professional, I strive to work
within non-profits, and I strive to write a book one day on my
started my freshman year at Texas A&M, my mom began her own
college experience in my hometown of Texarkana.
I am the youngest in my family, and to see my mother begin her
ultimate goal is just one reason why she is my role model. When
exam weeks approach, I get stressed, but my mom has always been my
backbone for strength. English is not her first language, so the
transition from small exchanges with friends to a classroom setting
We both have our ups and downs throughout our journeys, but
those are our constant reminders of the goals that drive us. My mom
is an aspiring nurse. I am an aspiring therapist. These two
pathways are semi-similar, and we have similar courses!
During my four years here, I have had nights that I FaceTimed
with my mom to see how her classes are going. “Chau! I received a
90 on my anatomy quiz!”—I always smile ear-to-ear when I hear
remarks like this.
These small moments and exchanges with my mother are the
highlights of my days. These moments are simple, but my mom's
dedication to her work is truly inspiring to me.
During my time at TAMU, this story was not told, but this story
is my constant motivation. I am optimistic because of my mom, and I
strive for the same excellence she aims for in her studies. In two
weeks, I get to graduate and I owe it to my inspiring mom, a great