First-generation college student balances school and job amid pandemic | USA TODAY 1

First-generation college student balances school and job amid pandemic | USA TODAY

 

Guillermina Guitierrez-Martinez faced the decision of continuing school to become the first in her family to graduate and working to support family.
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Guillermina’s parents left behind family and good jobs in Mexico to pick berries seven days a week. Sometimes those sacrifices felt like a burden shifted onto Guillermina’s shoulders. She recalled something her mom often told her: “I wish you could just stay here. But we know you’re gonna go be somebody. We’re proud of you.”

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