Austina Klin, University of Minnesota at Duluth
Irondale Senior High School, New Brighton, MN
After Austina’s family experienced financial difficulties during her childhood, she vowed to be the first college graduate in her family and uplift other children deserving the opportunity to receive an education. She recalls the homeless mock night event at her school. Austina experienced emotional turmoil because there are children living through such situations. Austina intends to study biochemistry, and eventually establish her own scholarship organization for students with financially unstable backgrounds. Austina is also a server at Presbyterian Homes & Service and a tutor at KABL Education, LLC.