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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 8 comments on My First-Gen Story: Malika Jeffries-EL

  1. I was first gen college student, too. I totally agree with you–the sense of “I’m lost” and “I don’t know what I’m doing” was so real for me. I was not at BU for undergrad. I had a wonderful mentor but she was not completely understanding of my home situation (working class, poor) and suggested options that were not viable for me. I am glad you got through your negative experiences and achieved your goal.

  2. Your story makes me sad and proud at the same time. Your mom was an inspiration for both of us. I wish she could see you now. Thank you for knowing what you don’t know.

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