The University of Colorado at Boulder’s Flagship 2030 strategic plan promotes exceptional teaching, research, scholarship, creative works, and service distinguishing us as a premier university. We strive to foster a diverse and inclusive community for all that engages each member in opportunities for academic excellence, leadership, and a deeper understanding of the world in which we live. Given the statement above, how do you think you could enrich our diverse and inclusive community and what are your hopes for your college experience?

Acceptance is a rare thing in today’s society. Growing up I have always been taught not only tolerance but also acceptance. One of the biggest things that sets me apart from many of the other students on the CU-Boulder campus is that my mother is not only a single parent but she is gay. This has taught me to look at situations with an open mind and to not judge people until I truly know the real person. I also bring enrichment with my experience at a private school from second through fifth grade. Within these four years I studied different cultures and ideas around the world, including Spanish starting in second grade. This foundation opened my mind to all of the possibilities even at a young age. Breck School gave me a focus on my education and brought forth the level of rigor that I needed to continue if I wanted to go somewhere big in the future.

Even at the high school level, being a 4-year graduate of Legacy 2000, I continued to be challenged and began bigger steps into the real world, such as service learning and completing two internships within this program. Many freshman college students are undecided as to where they want to go in the future, but because of my hard work in high school, I am very confident in my goals...

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