01 Jul Graduate Says Earning Master’s Was Easiest Thing She Has Done
This interview and story was originally by My News 13
ORLANDO, Fla. — Ana G. Mendez University saw 188 of its students graduate from the bilingual university. Yet for one student, that was the easy part.
- Graduate fled 2 dictator-led regimes
- Arrived in U.S. with doctorate, yet washed cars at the airport
- Had to become a U.S. citizen in order to graduate from a U.S. university
For Elena Tremble, receiving her Master’s Degree in Counseling was the easiest thing she’s done. Tremble fled two-dictator led regimes to get a chance to attend school in the U.S.
First, she left Cuba as a young girl when Fidel Castro took power to Venezuela.
Ten years later, she and her family escaped again when they noticed the same signs that plagued their home country.