University of West Florida

Amy Bueno (2012)

My First Generation Story

About the Student

Amy Bueno - UWF

Bueno's life has not always been so busy, she said. Her parents are from the Dominican Republic. She was born in New York, and shortly thereafter moved to Tampa, Fla., where she spent much of her childhood. She soon began feeling the need to pursue a college education and decided that UWF was the best choice for her. It has not been easy for Bueno, who has had to persevere through financial hardships, such as working two jobs to afford the cost of living and schooling, separation from her family and adjusting to life in an unfamiliar city. She said ambition and motivation are tough things to fake, and the stressful lifestyle is sometimes hard to maintain, but she knows it will be worth it.

Student Stats

Name: Amy Bueno (2012)
Age: 21
Year in School: Junior
Major: Business
Favorite Course:
Dream Job: Health care

About the School

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The University of West Florida is a creative, student-centered state institution focused on excellence. At UWF, our highest priorities are our students and the academic programs that serve them. The faculty, staff and students at UWF are not here to merely do what's been done before. Individual attention from a world-class faculty in a warm and caring environment is the essence of UWF. Our mission is to empower each individual we serve with knowledge and opportunity to contribute responsibly and creatively to a complex world.



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