School: Omaha South High Magnet School
Diana radiates tenacity. At six years old, she and her mom immigrated to the States to find better medical care for Diana. Her community rallied together to help her family pay for a surgery Diana needed when she was in fourth grade. “Even though they were struggling themselves they donated that dollar they could have used,” Diana said. That’s when she knew she would strive for a better life for herself, her family, and her community.
Today, Diana is working towards her dream of a four-year degree. She has applied and been accepted to the University of Nebraska at Kearney, the University of Nebraska Omaha, the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, College of Saint Mary, and Bellevue University. “I know that I’m working hard not only to give back to my family but also to my community.”
As a first-generation college student, Diana knows she wouldn’t have known how to navigate the college process alone. “Because of College Possible my life has been easier and my goals seem attainable. It has made me feel like college is possible. As an immigrant and someone who came from poverty, I want to be able to say I did it.” Her goal of college completion is within reach because of College Possible.