Love y Los Buenos Frutos

  • Kayla Enriquez California State University, Los Angeles
Keywords: first-generation college, higher education, Mexican-American, family, grind culture


Kayla Enriquez is a Cal State LA first-generation undergraduate student. She comes from a Mexican-American background from the city Reseda. She grew up learning to set a good example for her younger six sisters. In this piece, she shares personal quotes from throughout her life that have affected her on her journey as a first-generation college student. Despite all these harsh and empowering words, love is always there to remind her of her purpose. Through all these difficult times, giving up is never an option.