Deneen Griffin was raised in a very diverse family and went to a Catholic school until she decided to transfer into public school. Her friends and family members attended public schools and Griffin wanted the same experience. However, after attending public school she found her new school to be remedial. The education she was receiving was not as advanced as she was used to in Catholic school. Griffin soon decided to drop out of high school and receive her GED, after she attended MCC and received her associates’ degree. For several years she operated her own businesses and decided to return to college to receive her bachelors after reentering the job market. Griffin will graduate and become a teacher.