College Graduate Says She Went From ‘Rejection’ to Interning at White House

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A recent college graduate wrote in a now-viral Facebook post that after skipping her high school graduation because her parents couldn’t attend, she’s proud to graduate from college, especially after interning at the White House with first lady Michelle Obama.

Sequoia Baker, a first-generation college student from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, thought about also skipping her college graduation from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee last month because she thought back to the last time she earned a diploma, she told ABC News.

“Unfortunately, I come from a broken family,” Baker, 22, explained, adding that she had a challenging childhood.

via ABC