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Deidre Reyes, 46, holds a family photo with her mother, Sally Reyes, 71, during a visit to her home in Los Angeles on March 24, 2021. (UCR/Stan Lim)
Her mother grew up with no shoes. She's about to become a master’s scholar
Growing up in South Central L.A. meant ditching school, becoming a teen mom, and wrestling with her identity as an Afro-Latina — experiences that made this UCR student want to major in public policy.
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The new provost is ready to get started
Elizabeth Watkins is UC Riverside's new provost and executive vice chancellor. The provost is eager to help raise the profile and funding support for UCR's research enterprise, and to work with its high-achieving students — this past year, UCR set a new six-year graduation rate record — many of whom are first-generation students, and from underrepresented and low-income families.
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'I didn't know my own strength'

Deidre Reyes is a self-described single mom, UC Riverside Honors student, immigrant, naturalized U.S. citizen, first-generation, and disabled scholar. She is the mother to five children who started community college at age 42. This June she'll receive a bachelor's degree in public policy. This fall she starts the Master's in public policy program at UCR.


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