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Being part of something bigger than myself.

When I left home for post-secondary education, it was foreign. I was the first person in my immediate family to graduate high school, and of my 42 cousins and 12 aunts and uncles to attend university. I was a trailblazer. I wanted to succeed but also to be part of a bigger movement to better my life and participate in a bigger conversation. Five years later I graduated with a solid standing, understand the principles of my education and most importantly, I learned how to learn.

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Lana Lepper

Vancouver, Canada

Graduated 2006, Bachelor of Science, Biology

Faculty of Science