Meet Paula Garcia
Hometown: Miami, FL
College: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Paula is part of the inaugural class of Kessler Presidential Scholars, a program supporting first-generation college students at Cornell.
I see the sacrifices my parents have made to allow me a better future. It pushes me harder to make them proud, and in the hopes of being able to provide for them in the future. I think it reflects less on myself, and more on the choices of my parents and their sacrifice to give me this future.