A college graduate’s photos to honor her parents are going viral. Jennifer Rocha appeared, in cap and gown, working the fields with her parents, planting and picking fruit. The ABC affiliate in San Diego reports, “The soon-to-be graduate says her parents would tell her and her siblings to work hard in school so they wouldn’t have to in the fields like they had to.” Rocha says she hopes her pictures serve as an inspiration for other immigrant families that hard work pays off.
We’re so proud of Jennifer and our #UCSD2021 grads!
— UC San Diego (@UCSanDiego) June 13, 2021
This is Jennifer Rocha who earned her B.A. in Sociology. Her story hits home because like her, many of my students were migrant workers through college & it instilled a hard work ethic. They presevered through the hardest of circumstances. Nothing is Impossible 🇲🇽 🇺🇸 #Classof2021 pic.twitter.com/GY8ccJWKLP
— Nightmare in a Classroom (@LuchaProfesor) June 11, 2021
Rocha says she plans to go into law enforcement. Watch her interview above.