Taiana | 18 | Denver

Taiana would care for her parents if she won the lottery

Photo credit: Joseph Roybal

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would buy or do?
Ten percent of that would have to go to God. I would buy my parents a house. I would definitely let my parents do whatever they want, because they sacrificed a lot for me. I moved here from an island, so my parents sacrificed a lot for me and my six other siblings (to come to the U.S. for better education opportunities and [a] better future than what they had in the past).

What made you decide to come to Colorado?
My mom has family over here.

What do you want to study?
Engineering (mechanical).

What is your impression of college so far?
It makes you look smart, but at the same time it makes you feel dumb. You go to college and everyone thinks of you as you’re so smart, and they don’t even know that you feel so dumb coming into college.