Tereza Ponce de Leon

Tereza Ponce de Leon

College: Augsburg College Hometown: Saint Paul, MN

Hi. My name is Tereza Ponce De Leon. I am 18 years old and I graduated from Highland Park Senior High in Saint Paul, MN. I now attend Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN. I am double majoring in social work and Spanish. My goal is to one day become a child welfare social worker because I love to help people, especially kids.

A major challenge I faced while I was preparing, searching and applying for college was that I knew that I had a baby on the way. My son Cristian is now 8 months old, and I still live at home with my mom and brother. I am the first one in my family that is going to college. I am really happy that I am finally breaking the cycle and I hope that I am not the last. Now that I am in college I am involved with the Admission Possible alumni group and TRIO. I am so glad that I have been awarded the CSO scholarship and I am very thankful.

I hope that when I get older and people hear my story they will be motivated because I am a teen mom that never gave up. I’m proud of myself for how I was able to do well in school and didn’t try to use having a baby as an excuse to do poorly. I can still go to college and achieve my dream.

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