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FTUIY Episode #46: Verenice Sandoval

Updated: Aug 4, 2023

Written By: Dr. Jaime G. Raygoza

In an uplifting Finding the Unicorn in You podcast, Verenice Sandoval shares her motivational path from underestimating herself to excelling through higher education. Though disliking school, Verenice persevered by investing in her potential.

Doubting Her Capabilities:

As a child, Verenice lacked confidence in her abilities, dreaming only of working at McDonald’s. She struggled with academics and hated the idea of college. But family encouragement and an influential professor helped Verenice discover communications.

Conquering Educational Challenges:

Verenice pushed through her hatred of studying to obtain bachelor's and master's degrees. The transition from student worker to full-time professional required an adjustment in commitment and priorities. Though difficult, Verenice gained aptitude through real-world experience.

Recognizing Her Inner Strengths:

Looking back, Verenice would reassure her younger self that she is capable and that college is an opportunity for self-discovery, not a prescribed path. She advises youth to take chances, travel abroad, and move at their own pace.

Investing in Continuous Growth:

Verenice urges everyone to keep seeking greatness through self-improvement. Whether going back to school, starting a business, or learning a new skill, investing in yourself is key to finding your inner unicorn. Define success on your own terms.

The Empowered Unicorn Within:

Verenice embodies the spirit of humility, perseverance, and unlocking potential. She guides youth to recognize their talents and create their own destiny. Verenice pioneered academic success by embracing her abilities, not her limitations.

Unicorn Lesson:

The key takeaway is to work hard and dream big. Let no obstacle or self-doubt deter you from greatness. Commit to excellence and growth in all endeavors. Your journey to fulfillment is yours to chart.


To hear Verenice’s full inspirational story, check out her episode of Finding the Unicorn in You!

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Verenice Sandoval embodies the empowered unicorn spirit. She broke barriers with resilience and encouraged youth to believe in themselves. Verenice's uplifting journey reveals the power of perseverance, lifelong learning, and defining your own success.

In what ways can we nurture future unicorns to aim high and invest in their potential?

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