Hello! My name is Mariela, and I am 24 years old. I started my English major to be a Translator in 2014 and was focused only on my education. However, in 2016, my father was not able to pay for my tuition anymore due to financial problems. I had to start working and had to leave my home in order to be able to work and study due to the long distance from work and school to my house. During my first 4 years of college, I had a dance scholarship which helped my father with the cost of the tuition. However, since I started working, I had to stop dancing due to schedule and lost my scholarship. Later on, I had to put my education on hold because my salary is not enough to pay for my apartment and my education. To give you some relevant background, my job experience has been quite a journey. I started working in customer service for AT&T. Three months later, I moved to Amazon. I worked in technical support for Kindle, Amazon Video, Echo, Amazon Photos, Amazon Music, Fire TV, Amazon Appstore, and Games & Software for more than a year. Then, I seasonally worked for CreateSpace to help Amazon authors publish their books. After three months, I could finish my journey in customer service and started working with the great virtual assistant Alexa. My current job is to process data in order for her to be more intelligent. I give you this information because my goal is to be a Linguist for this department, and to achieve that, I need to finish my degree. Even though I work for one of the biggest companies in the world, I also have several loans that I asked for to continue with my education, but now they are deducting a great amount of money from my salary. I would really appreciate your help to continue with my major since it is highly important to me to start working in something that I love. Even though this amount of money won't completely pay for my education and loans, it will definitely help me to move on.