The author of this site is a twenty-two year old female student. After careful study of the backlash academics can give her, she has decided to publish a bit of her life. She has grown up in a lower middle class family that started out in the lower class. She is the first in her family to get a degree and continue her education into medical school. She will be the first in her family to become a doctor. A cardio-thoracic surgeon, to be accurate. The author, at one time, had two jobs and was a full-time student in order to continue paying for her college and bills at home. Using the support of her mother, she is encouraged to finish her education with no other income.