Our Stories: Alison, Scholar (2021)

Alison moved to the United States in 2016 to follow her mother, who had immigrated to the US when Alison was just a year old in order to financially support her family back in El Salvador. Her proudest achievements are learning English and excelling in high school, all while holding leadership positions in several after-school clubs and working part-time.

Alison is looking forward to majoring in business at George Mason University to follow her life-long dream of owning her own business and as a way to help support her family. She is excited to learn new things and make great connections with her classmates in college.