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Season 2. Episode 5.

Our hosts Alyssa and Alysha sit down with Mimi Jollie, a first-generation Latinx graduate student. We are all dealt different cards but it is what you do with that deck that matters. In this episode, Mimi shares the value of pursuing post-secondary education and how the environment you grew up in does not define your future. Mimi’s inspiring story of how she overcame the cycle of poverty is one you don’t want to miss!

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Education Chat tells the stories of students in the Inland Empire by cultivating meaningful discussions about lived experiences, successes, and opportunities for growth. Join GIA Interns Alysha Paulino and Alyssa Silva as they engage in candid conversations with students throughout the region. The show is produced by Growing Inland Achievement, a collective impact organization in the Inland Empire with a mission to increase economic prosperity in the region by increasing educational attainment. 

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