Tererai Trent had a dream.
She once wrote on a small scrap of paper, "I want to go to America to have an education, and I want to have a BS degree. I want to have a master's, and I want to have a PhD."
Growing up in Zimbabwe where girls were married off before their teens, this dream was nearly impossible, but after facing much adversity, Trent broke the cycle.
In 1998, Tererai moved to Oklahoma and later went on to attend Oklahoma State University. Three years later, she earned a bachelor's degree in agricultural education and in 2003, she obtained her master's degree. In December 2009, Trent obtained her biggest dream of obtaining her doctorate degree.
She now shares her story with girls and women around the world, including students at her alma mater Oklahoma State. Students were able to meet with her last Tuesday at a dinner and speaking event. Her Campus' own, Erica DeLoera, was able to get a quick photo with her!