I look back and I’m grateful for what God has blessed my life with. When I tell my story it’s hard to believe—going from being homeless to producing an award-winning film.
My college experience was tough, However, with the generous help of my parents and working part-time jobs, I made it through college and paid off some of my debt in the process.
Neither of my parents finished high school in Turkey, as they both were forced to work at a very young age in order to support their impoverished families.
As a first-gen student, you have a lot to learn and look forward to.
Keep pushing, keep driving yourself and others around you. It will seem like a battle at the start, but it will happen.
You have an impact. I think students believe it has to be big, something for people to remember you by. But impact is what is relative to you.