For this first-generation college student, making ends meet and paying for tuition hasn’t been easy. Balancing school with working at a gas station and living with 4 other people has Erianna Jiles questioning: Is college really worth it? And will things change for people like her after the 2020 election?
Erianna Jiles is part of a collaboration between YR Media and WNYC’s Radio Rookies called 18-to-29 Now: Young America Speaks Up. It’s an election project that brings together young adults (18-to-29) from around the country to document their lives and what’s at stake for them in 2020.