I am a first-generation college student majoring in Liberal Arts, Math and Sciences. I would like to transfer to a 4-year university and then go on to obtain a doctoral degree. My family moved to the U.S. 4 years ago due to the economic crisis that hit Europe. Due to this move, my whole life changed drastically from insignificant things like a new currency, to a new way of living. These changes made me see the world from another perspective. Now, I realize all of the effort and sacrifice of my parents. Due to this sacrifice, I was able to learn a new language, excel in my classes, set new and higher expectations for myself, and appreciate the little things in life. As I look to the future, I can truly say that I am grateful for the opportunities I’ve found at Westchester Community College. I’m very happy to be pursuing my career and cooperating with people from different cultures and traditions.