Erika Johnson ’17 was “incredulous at first to be admitted to Dartmouth College, an Ivy League school with a 10 percent student acceptance rate and a list of alumni that includes Daniel Webster, Nelson Rockefeller and Dr. Seuss,” writes Milwaukee Journal Sentinel columnist Jim Stingl.

Her incredulity was based, at least in part, on her early experience as a young girl living with her family in a homeless shelter, he writes.

I have always thrown myself into school and education. It was an escape for me. From where I was at home, I just knew education was going to be a way for me to improve my situation. – Erika Johnson

Read more about Erika Johnson and her journey to Dartmouth HERE
Photo Cred: Mike De Sisti / Milwaukee, WI – Journal Sentinel