ROBERTO: VALIDATION THROUGH CONNECTED KNOWING
The writer of these words is Roberto, an 18-year-old student from Colombia, who at age 13 immigrated to the United States with his family. Roberto attended and later graduated from a public high school. He lives with his parents and younger sister and has an older sister who attended college briefly before getting married. Roberto and his sister represent the first generation in their family to attend college. Upon entering college, Roberto was placed in only one developmental course-the writing class he took with me during his second semester.