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Marianne’s Story

Marianne is a freshman at the University of Washington Tacoma who is passionate about empowering the next generation. Her dream is to educate young people with the tools and resources to engage the systemic inequalities that they see in their community as a High School history teacher, but navigating the complexities of the higher education system proved challenging.

Through the Ready to Rise program, she found herself surrounded by mentors who provided advice and perspective as well as the opportunity explore different career paths and professional development opportunities. Marianne is not only gaining valuable education and employment experience through her involvement in the Ready to Rise program, she’s also developing her identity as a leader and using her unique gifts and talents to transform the collective future of her community.

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