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Hello my name is Mayra. This is my first term at Southern Oregon University. Currently I am a junior majoring in Spanish. I plan on entering the MAT program later, to become a Spanish teacher. Last June I resigned from my job at Phoenix High School as a College Advisor to continue my journey in becoming a teacher. It was a tough decision to make since I do have a family and we would lose my income. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have three beautiful and healthy children together. My son Jonathan is 15 years old, Ariana who just turned 11 years old, and then the my youngest Alejandra is 8 years old. If you're trying to figure out how I have a 15 year old, well I had my son at a very young age. One of my reasons for returning to school was not only to follow my dream but to be an example for my children. I want them to know and appreciate how important education is for their future. The road has not been easy since becoming a mother at such a young age, but through my life experiences I have gained wisdom and compassion for those who have also struggled in their lives. Although I am a mother, I am still young and love to have fun; love me some good comedy. I look forward in participating in this class with all of you.