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Beyond J podcast: I Hustled

When Tammy Linn, a Sacramento State graduate student, left prison, she was determined to turn her life around and pursue higher education. Project Rebound, a CSU program that assists formerly incarcerated students, helped her on her journey. (Sacramento State/Andrea Price)

Tammy Linn was the child of drug addicts, and grew up with instability and loss. She lived with multiple foster families and bounced around from school to school before ultimately dropping out. Unable to read and write, and eventually turned to crime before landing in prison.

Linn’s determination to turn her life around found her on the path to higher education. In this episode of "Beyond J," she recounts her journey and how Project Rebound, a college equity program on several CSU campuses, helped her along the way. Linn is joined by Sacramento State’s Project Rebound Director, Aaron Green.

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About Phillip Altstatt and Rob Reyes

Phillip Altstatt is a Sac State alum and host of the Beyond J podcast. Phillip has his B.A. and M.A. in studio art and his work has been featured in the Sac State Magazine and the SACRAMENTO mural on the campus at Sac State. Rob Reyes is the director of learning and unlearning in the Division of Inclusive Excellence's Office for Cultural Transformation. Rob has his B.F.A in Theater Studies from Boston University and an M.A. in Education from CSU Los Angeles. He is currently in dissertation for a doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University.

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