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Incredible Story of Jackie Santiago: How Education and Hard Work Changed Her Life

Jackie Santiago, '23

Jackie Santiago’s academic and professional journey is a compelling example of how dedication and hard work can lead to remarkable outcomes. Arriving in Chicago at 14, Jackie faced significant challenges learning a new language and adjusting to a different culture. The self-directed learning process led her to achieve a perfect 4.0 GPA upon graduating from high school, demonstrating her dedication to academic excellence. This December 2023, Jackie, the first in her family to attend college, will proudly don her graduation cap, having completed a double major in Information Decision Sciences with a concentration in Management Information Systems, and Business Management.