A 'DREAMer' Goes To College

A 'DREAMer' Goes To College

2:34pm May 28, 2015
Barbara Olochea just graduated from Alhambra High School in Phoenix. (Courtesy)
  • Barbara Olochea just graduated from Alhambra High School in Phoenix. (Courtesy)

  • Arizona Dream Act Coalition staff members, other advocacy group representatives and young immigrants line up for guidance from immigration attorney Jose Penalosa in Phoenix on Aug. 12, 2015. (Ross D. Franklin/AP)

It’s graduation time around the country, and many high school seniors are making plans to head off to college at the end of the summer.

Barbara Olachea, a recent graduate of Alhambra High School in Phoenix and the daughter of Mexican immigrants, tells us in her own words about how growing up in two cultures helped her prepare for the big move. Her story comes to us from Here & Now contributor KJZZ’s Spot 127 Youth Media Center in Phoenix.

Guest

  • Barbara Olachea, graduating senior at Alhambra High School.
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