In a 3-page essay, please describe your academic trajectory including the issues, policies or events that have informed your current higher education experiences. Reflect on your purpose and reason for pursuing a higher education. Please use the following questions to guide your response. What personal aspects, events, beliefs, etc. from your background have shaped your educational journey? Were there any policies or processes that influenced or impacted your higher education process? What informed your decision to pursue a higher education degree? Who, what or where does your motivation to continue your studies come from?