Student Stories

Angela Martes '16
Criminal Justice


Jazmin Sosa
Criminal Justice
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Aura C. Silva

My name is Jazmin Sosa and I was born in Michoacán, Mexico. I attended Esperanza College of Eastern University with the hope of becoming the first person in my family to attend and graduate from College. During my senior year I visited Esperanza College with my school and after graduating from high school, I decided I would give Esperanza a try. The College was close to home, not too expensive, and the financial aid counselor, Ana, was great at explaining the options I had. Since I am DACAmented I could not receive financial aid from the state nor could I receive loans. The financial aid counselor worked with me helping me find the necessary resources to afford college.

I have been a student with a stellar GPA and a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society since April 2014. My inspirational journey as a DACA recipient and alumna of Esperanza College has been featured in the New York Times, Vice News and I was also interviewed by a Canadian reporter for the CBC radio.

I am now working at Sachs Law Group, office of Wayne Sachs, Esquire, a well-known lawyer who assists undocumented individuals with their Immigration court hearings and other immigration matters. After obtaining a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from Eastern University, I want to attend law school in an effort to continue assisting immigrants as myself. Esperanza has helped me in many different ways, including having someone to talk to. My journey only began at Esperanza and will continue to leave memorable marks of the education and opportunity I was given at Esperanza.