Once homeless student to graduate Emory Law School

Melonie Wright defied the odds to get her Juris Doctorate

Emory Law student Melonie Wright will be graduating from Emory Law school next month despite being labelled ‘Special Ed’ when she was at school.

Wright had more hurdles to jump over than the average student. When she was a kid, she was placed in special education and her parents were told that she would always need extra assistance in the classroom.

From there, she graduated high school and college with highest honors. However, according to Wright’s Instagram post, ¬†she battled with homelessness, pregnancy and domestic abuse throughout college.

While she did not say in the post what her career plans are, we at Emory will be rooting for her the whole way. Congratulations, Melonie.

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