Dec 15, 2017 | Atlanta, GA
Sharani White still remembers every detail about the conversation with her parents after her first year at Georgia Tech. She had returned home to Gonzales, Louisiana, and had to tell them a difficult truth: She was struggling.
“The only A I had was in GT 1000,” White said. “That's how you know how terrible I was doing.”
White had been a good student in high school, so when she sat on the living room couch and told her mom and dad she was going to have to retake two core courses, they couldn’t understand why.
“In my head, I just kept saying, ‘You guys don't understand. I study. I try. It's not working. It doesn't matter how many all-nighters I pull. I'm just not doing well.’