UC Santa Barbara

Snapshots of My Grad School Experience

I was twenty-three years old and I was going to grad school. Not just any grad program either, I was going into a Ph.D. program. I was going to be more educated than anyone in my immediate family and more educated than 97% of the Hmong population in the United States. But I don’t think I understood the enormity of that and the blessings and curses it brought until much later.