A single mom before the age of 20, Sarah Cantu believed she would always struggle to provide for herself and her son. Then she made a bold decision: she came to A&M-Commerce. Encouraged by teachers and classmates, she did more than just graduate—she’s now working towards a Ph.D. in Physics. Sarah’s research focuses on dark matter, material that has yet to be observed and described but is believed to be a fundamental element in our universe. While she sometimes still struggles to believe she can become a research scientist, her faculty mentors and her son think she’s already a star. Here, you too will find a college experience that leads you to a life more fulfilling. It’s time to turn your grit into greatness.

Learn how Sarah overcame obstacles and created a better life for herself and her son.

Sarah Cantu describes how she overcame the odds to become a successful research scientist and role model for her young son.