Student Story: Amanda Isunza

By UW Colleges


Starting college can be a tough transition. It can be especially difficult when you are raising a family of your own. Former student, Amanda Isunza, managed to juggle raising her son and working at a food factory while earning her associate degree at UW-Rock County.

Prior to starting school, Amanda felt a little lost about how the whole “college process” worked. English was not her first language, which added another layer of difficulty to earning a degree. However, through the TRIO program, Amanda gained the resources and confidence to continue her education. She says “Thanks to the TRIO program, I was able to have a sense of direction in terms of what I wanted to do with my life. They were very supportive of me throughout the time I spent obtaining my associate degree.”

Amanda found that UW-Rock County offered her individualized attention and support throughout her time there. She also liked that it was close to home so she could spend more time with her son.

After UW-Rock County, Amanda went on to get her Master’s Degree in social work. She works as the director of the Sexual Assault Recovery Program in Rock and Green Counties. She is on her way to becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

In her free time, Amanda loves to travel and spend time with her family.


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