Navy vet and Native American student gets PSU masters certificate after living ‘several lives’Tony wyaad October 14, 2019 0 COMMENTS
I’ve had a couple different lives so far. It’s completely changed to the trajectory
of my life being at Portland State. I really feel like I learned how to think here.
I really like had to challenge my own beliefs. I live in my vehicle but I chose that so it’s vastly different than people
who are experiencing houselessness, and living on the street or living in like a
small vehicle, you know. I can spread out. Living in the van, I just have a lot more
choice, a lot more freedom. I really didn’t have a lot of people that were native
that I could look up to in that position of power. I think it’s important for me to strive for that to show other native students that it’s possible. I would just challenge students
to try and find something that is kind of the middle ground
between like making money and also something that they could see themselves
doing for the rest of their life. Fr me it was important to just like kind of put myself
out there in different spheres and figure out what I didn’t like in order to figure out what I did like.