Sarah says she is incredibly proud to attend WashU and she “learned here that I can make a career out of my intellectual curiosity.”
“As a first-generation college student, I thought my dreams could only be of a certain size,” says Sarah del Carmen Camacho. A global studies and education major, Sarah explores the relationships between nations and regions to “bring the global community together on critical issues like immigration and climate change.” Sarah says she is incredibly proud to attend WashU and she “learned here that I can make a career out of my intellectual curiosity.”
For Sarah, the Rodriguez Scholars community has been central to her success and finding her way. The financial support of scholarships and other resources are life-changing, she says, and so is the message they convey: “You can try new things. Raise your hand. Make mistakes and know that you are always welcome to try again.”
You can try new things. Raise your hand. Make mistakes and know that you are always welcome to try again.Sarah del Carmen Camacho, Class of 2023
Sarah’s parents fled Nicaragua as teenagers to build new lives in the United States. Now Sarah’s aim is “to dedicate my life to understanding our story and the conditions that compel refugees to leave home.” As her future unfolds, Sarah says her mother remains her main source of courage and inspiration. “My story is a continuation of hers. And there is still so much of that story to write.”
You can help talented and curious students like Sarah pursue their passions and discover new ideas with a gift of any amount in support of WashU undergraduate scholarships.