Dream Role, Dream School

First-generation college student and financial aid recipient Viva Sandoval '20 shares how a role in a musical helped ground her at Brown.

Since she was a toddler, Viva Sandoval '20 knew she wanted to be a performer. Unfortunately, she had few outlets to hone her craft.

Then, she came to Brown.

She landed a leading role in her first year. She took riveting theater classes, began singing lead in a band, and performed in two dance companies. 

Dream Role, Dream School


For Viva Sandoval '20, financial aid gave her the big break she'd been waiting for.

“ I cannot stress enough how much it means to me that Brown University was able to give me the financial aid I needed. If they hadn’t, I wouldn’t be here. Plain and simple. ”

Viva Sandoval

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