UC Merced educates the highest percentage of first-generation and low-income students in the state university system. It also takes pride in reflecting its diverse student body with its staff and leadership.
Walt Disney’s newspaper editor told the aspiring cartoonist he wasn’t creative enough. A Baltimore TV producer told Oprah Winfrey she was “unfit for television news.” And I was told I wasn’t MTV Network materials. Let’s see how we all made out.