Grad Stories (2021)
Norco College School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Rojas was born and raised in Santa Ana. She moved to Lake Elsinore at the age of 13 and became pregnant at 15. She did not let her baby become an obstacle; instead, she continued her studies and graduated from high school in 2010. Rojas knew she needed therapy to overcome domestic violence and PTSD. Through the social services system, she received this therapy and realized that she wanted to attend Norco College.
Rojas enrolled in spring 2017 and worked in the cafeteria while managing a full schedule. She never gave up and is graduating from Norco College with an associate degree in Sociology. She is transferring to the University of Californian, Riverside, where she will pursue a bachelor’s degree in Sociology. Her long-term goal is to become a social worker.
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