This week I had the pleasure of meeting Yesenia Rios. She is in her sophomore year here at Cal State Long Beach. She is studying child development which she says she is enjoying. Yesenia told me that for her, school is difficult because she has to balance it out with family. She is a mother to a six month old baby boy. She stated how at times it gets difficult to study because the baby is keeping her up all night. Yesenia made it clear though that she would not be able to do both if it were not for her family and the help they give her. From there the conversation of family was brought up and how it is an important aspect of life for both of us which we think might have to do with the fact that we are Hispanic.