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Becoming Nadia

story by Marianne Barthelemy

Nadia Richardson left her hometown and moved to Morehead while most of her friends were entering their junior year of high school. Life in college is a pressure cooker, and yet for Nadia it’s also empowering. She plans to major in STEM, which few women do. Knowledge for her is power: “It’s just the one thing in life that I feel like we have control over.”

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