Mami, papi, we did it! After 22 long years of picking strawberries, nurturing the fresas, day after day, being kissed by the sun, I am finally your fruition today. I am the fresa you’ve worked so hard to preserve, to love, to nurture. Today, i am ready to be the sweetest thing you ever did grow. This degree is for the immigrant families that have crossed borders and who have thrived. mami, papi, this degree is ours, the strawberries can no longer claim you as their own.