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    Sara Rimer

    Sara Rimer A journalist for more than three decades, Sara Rimer worked at the Miami Herald, Washington Post and, for 26 years, the New York Times, where she was the New England bureau chief, and a national reporter covering education, aging, immigration, and other social justice issues. Her stories on the death penalty’s inequities were nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and cited in the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision outlawing the execution of people with intellectual disabilities. Her journalism honors include Columbia University’s Meyer Berger award for in-depth human interest reporting. She holds a BA degree in American Studies from the University of Michigan. Profile

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There are 7 comments on My First-Gen Story: Hector Grande

  1. Hector – you were the GTF in my Materials Science class last year – thank you for all of your help! Huge congratulations and best of luck! :)

  2. What an amazing story of hard work and family! Thank you for sharing what I’m sure is a very relatable journey for many immigrant families.

  3. Nothing but the real deal in every word you wrote, Hector. No doubt you’re adding to and helping to solidify the legacy your parents started for future generations to come in your family. Continue to keep it real and carry on, Hector!

  4. Thanks for sharing your story, money is a real consideration when pursing graduate school. Unfortunately, not everyone has the luxury of deferring their earning potential. Sounds like you made a solid choice, good luck at Draper.

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