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Lean In: Simmons, student, educator and activist

When I accepted a Harry S. Truman Scholarship - a graduate school scholarship for college juniors who show leadership potential and have an interest in government or public sector service - I also accepted the fact that I would need to enroll in graduate school within four years of my college graduation (the maximum scholarship deferral period). As a college junior, four years seemed like a long time. However, when those four years were up, I found myself conflicted, having to decide between staying in the classroom and pursuing graduate school.

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