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Haley Johannesen

Iowa City, IA, United States

67%

I was surprised by my score. I feel that I am living the American Dream. I did have to work really hard for what I have accomplished, but I never really considered myself to have significant barriers to my American dream. I feel fortunate for what I have working in my favor and I plan to keep working hard to achieve my goals in the future.