My mom only had an Associate's degree from our local community college. I had pretty high grades in high school and students above a certain GPA could go to the local community college for free. I debated going down that path first and then to transfer on to a Bachelor's degree, but my mom told me that if I had done that, I would not go on to get my Bachelor's. So I went to SUNY Potsdam for my four years, teaching myself how to college the whole time, even still today. I graduated in 2018, took a year off, worked at a call center, and then came here to Binghamton University to complete a Master's degree. I ended up changing my major and minor three times, but I'm glad I landed in Women's and Gender Studies with my minor in Linguistics. I hope to go on to tackle Linguistics again - it's a very interesting field!