“I am part of marginalized and underrepresented populations. I was a Head Start child, as well as a Head Start parent when I became a parent. Working in the center (3K program) helped me realize that even though I love working with children, my passion was in working with families as they navigate socioeconomic hardships, parent education and access to resources,” Vang said.
Head Start is a federal program that supports low-income families.
“I am determined to better understand my own upbringing and the hardships my parents endured, as well as to gain more knowledge in working with families, especially those in marginalized, underserved and underrepresented populations and groups.”
Committed to supporting transfer students
Another May 6 graduate who began as a transfer student was Cecilia Knudsen, of Lino Lakes, Minn. She began her higher education journey at Anoka-Ramsey Community College.
Her degree is in graphic design and interactive media, a program offered on campus.