After moving to America from an isolated village in Ethiopia and adjusting to life in a middle-class suburb, Baredu Morka has found her home at Grossmont College.
At first, Morka wasn’t sure she wanted to enroll.
“I had the stereotype of Grossmont College as being the last option people would look at, but then I got here and discovered how mistaken I was,” Morka said. “I love the staff and the campus leadership, and the students here come from all different kinds of backgrounds. It’s a wonderful place, a supportive community. An amazing school.”
Morka has been excelling in her studies. Her plans include transferring to Harvard University and earning a master’s degree in actuarial science or mathematics before returning to Africa and contributing to the economic development of her homeland. Morka was honored with a Barnes & Noble Textbook Award scholarship for textbook supplies and purchases.