Posted June 17, 2014 by Marie-D in Women Empowerment

Congrats!! Single Mom Of 3 Graduates From UCLA With 3 Degrees

28-year-old Deanna Jordan is proving that anything is possible after she graduates from UCLA with not one, but THREE degrees while being a mother of three children.

The Compton native was 18 years old when she gave birthed right out of high school and was pregnant again with her third child at the age of 22. From there, the single mom made it a point to buckle down for her future and for her and her boys.

“I needed for my sons to see there was a legacy that preceded them with college,” she told CBS. “I am the first in my family to go to college.”

Deanna enrolled at West Los Angeles Community College for two years and then she transferred to UCLA. On Friday June 13th, Deanna worked paid off when she obtained two Bachelor’s degrees and her Master’ degree in African American studies.

“You can’t really succeed unless you fail, and I failed a lot of times, but it was my persistence and my willingness never to give up.”

To top that, she also founded the Compton Pipeline Taskforce, where she and other UCLA volunteers work with kids at Compton schools.

So what’s next for this inspiring graduate? Law school!

She hopes to become a district attorney one day.

Your story is amazing Deanna! We wish you the best on all future endeavors!