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Karla Washington

Education has changed everything that I am

Poor, black, high school dropout – Karla Washington didn't have a great start in life. She languished in a series of low-wage, no-benefit jobs. Then a pregnancy test woke her up.

Class: Junior in the College of Hotel Administration

Major: Meeting and Events

Minor: Civic Engagement and Leadership
Graduating Spring '12

Activities: College of Hotel Administration Senator, Presidential Student Ambassador, President of the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality, Student Conduct Board, Program Assistant for Engelstad Scholars in the Office of Civic Engagement & Diversity