She hoped to attend University of New Haven but ended up at East Los Angeles College. Here is how she got there. Here is her advice, which might be worth sharing with others:
I would also advise students not to rely on private loans because they are more difficult to get right now. Many public universities in California offer the same education at a fraction of the price as private, out-of-state schools. So if you want to explore a new place, you can go to school in a different part of the state.
Life can’t always be what you expect even if you work really hard. You learn to move on."