“Getting this diploma simply type of opened the doorways and gave me loads of completely different probabilities that I by no means actually anticipated or hoped for,” she mentioned.
“Once I began off this endeavor, it was half to search out myself, half to make a distinction, however principally to assist deal with my household, you realize?,” she mentioned. “And now it’s like, I’ve this opportunity to really do one thing — and what do I need to do with it?”
She didn’t look forward to the diploma to start working to higher the group, although, and he or she’s been a contract reporter for The La Crosse Impartial, a progressive on-line journal, the place she’s been in a position to write about protests, police in faculties and extra.
“There’s some belongings you need to see change, and there’s some issues the place, though I don’t know what to do, I do know to be on the market and help, any which means you may,” she mentioned.
On Sunday, Baca will attend her digital commencement ceremony, and can give a speech for her division’s digital get-together earlier than making cookies and cupcakes along with her daughters to have fun.
And though she mentioned she wished she may stroll throughout the stage to get her diploma, Baca mentioned not less than there’s at all times grad faculty.
“And I don’t have to fret about discovering the right white swimsuit,” Baca mentioned. “I wanted an entire, white Kamala Harris swimsuit. I wished to look simply as cute.”