California State University, Northridge

Samantha Wauls (2011)

My First Generation Story

About the Student

Samantha Wauls

Currently a graduate student at California State University, Northridge, Samantha Wauls comes from a single-parent family in Pomona, California. Her mother instilled the value of an education, because she was a working class parent who wanted a better life for her children. While Samantha was in middle school, a college prep program motivated her to attend college. Samantha has excelled at Cal State Northridge, earning a bachelor’s in Pan-African Studies and continuing her education by pursuing an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies. She has a dream of becoming an International Human Rights attorney to advocate for impoverished communities in America and developing countries. 

Student Stats

Name: Samantha Wauls (2011)
Age: 23
Year in School: Graduate Student
Major: Pan-African Studies
Favorite Course: American Indian Law & Policy
Dream Job: Working at the United Nations

About the School

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California State University, Northridge, one of the nation's largest public universities, is the intellectual, economic and cultural heart of Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley and beyond.



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