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Cuyamaca College

Rawaa has overcome many challenges to get to where she is today. She was born and raised in Iraq where her father passed away when she was young and her mother had to sacrifice for her and her 10 siblings. Living in Iraq was very dangerous for her family and therefore they had to leave to Turkey an eventually to the U.S. When Rawaa arrived in the U.S. she knew no English, and decided to go to college after her children started school. She started out at Cuyamaca College learning English, and now would like to get into the business world to make a better life for her and her family.

She is the only one in her family to graduate from high school. Rawaa would like to finish her goal of receiving her Business Office Technology certificate and Administrative Assistant. Rawaa is married with two children in a single income household. She feels that it is important to show her daughters that education is very important. Rawaa’s GPA was a 3.72 last semester and she has been very dedicated to her education.

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