“Getting this diploma simply type of opened the doorways and gave me loads of totally different possibilities that I by no means actually anticipated or hoped for,” she stated.
“After I began off this endeavor, it was half to seek out myself, half to make a distinction, however largely to assist deal with my household, you recognize?,” she stated. “And now it is like, I’ve this opportunity to truly do one thing — and what do I need to do with it?”
She did not await the diploma to start working to higher the neighborhood, although, and he or she’s been a contract reporter for The La Crosse Unbiased, a progressive on-line journal, the place she’s been in a position to write about protests, police in colleges and extra.
“There’s some belongings you need to see change, and there is some issues the place, although I do not know what to do, I do know to be on the market and help, any which approach you’ll be able to,” she stated.
On Sunday, Baca will attend her digital commencement ceremony, and can give a speech for her division’s digital get-together earlier than making cookies and cupcakes along with her daughters to rejoice.
And although she stated she wished she might stroll throughout the stage to get her diploma, Baca stated at the very least there’s all the time grad college.
“And I haven’t got to fret about discovering the proper white swimsuit,” Baca stated. “I wanted a complete, white Kamala Harris swimsuit. I needed to look simply as cute.”