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Overcoming the Odds

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Overcoming the Odds

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Maria Elena Perez graduated from the University of Southern California this week. She is the youngest of the 11 Perez children, and the 11th to graduate from a university. Her father, a Mexican immigrant, worked three jobs to provide for his family. Hear NPR's Scott Simon.