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Grace Collins

Grace Collins, an art education major from Sugar Land, Texas, wore her lucky shoes from four years ago to both the “before” and “after” photo shoots. Not only did she dump her “before” boyfriend and chop off and donate her long hair, but she also came out in 2016 and is now preparing to perform at drag shows with her friends as "Jurassica," her drag persona that is part dinosaur. Collins, who will graduate in Dec 18, will also begin student teaching next year and said she has learned so much about childhood education from her observations at Corl Street Elementary. Above all, she gained confidence while at Penn State. As a freshman, she won the President’s Freshman Award, and has continued to collect Pokemon cards and play online games. Collins was a SOVA Saturday School Instructor and worked at an art gallery in Texas during the summers. More than anything, she says she will miss the late nights spent in studio and her community of friends.

IMAGE: Stephanie Swindle Thomas
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