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Published on Jun 1, 2016
Gabrielle Presbitero was only 16 years old when she began her college career at DePaul University. In her TEDxDePaulUniversity presentation, "I did my best: Overcoming the Pursuit of Praise," she discusses what life is like "without medals" and discovering her own identity.
Presbitero was 7 years old when her family immigrated to the north side of Chicago, and has since split her time between the U.S. and her native Philippines. She was 16 years old when she began her college career at DePaul University. The different cultures she was immersed in as a young child provided her with a unique perspective on motivation and self-growth. Her drive to succeed stems greatly from her parents, whose perseverance and work ethic embody the promise of the American Dream. Now a sophomore, Presbitero studies biology and enjoys her work in scientific research.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx