"When I got accepted to Princeton, my dad had never heard of it and only knew it was far away. He wanted me to stay near home and was very upset. I remember that he would be very quiet around me for months, barely speaking to me at all. I kept explaining what a great opportunity it was, but he didn’t want to hear it. He would say, ‘I am not paying for that. Not one thing.’ And I kept telling him that he didn’t have to, that I had a full ride. I educated him about what Princeton meant a little at a time. He grew up in Mexico and is a huge fan of soccer, so one night I heard him talking to his friends. He told them about my leaving home, ‘Some dads have daughters who play AYSO or little league soccer. But me? My daughter is going to the big leagues. She’s going to be in the World Cup.' I knew that I had finally reached him.” - Ana, Godinez Fundamental HS alumnus, senior at Princeton University, '