Jacqueline Grogan is an undergraduate junior at Vanderbilt University in the College of Arts and Science, double majoring in Political Science and Cinema & Media Arts on the pre-law track. She credits this distinctive academic path to her early exposure to Academy Award-winning film, My Cousin Vinny.
A recipient of the Posse Foundation’s Full-Tuition Leadership Scholarship, Jacqueline holds executive positions in organizations of many kinds, from the likes of performing arts, case competition, satirical comedy, student teaching, and media management.
Though born in China, Jacqueline’s heart and home can be found in New York City, where she takes in all the landscapes, cultures, and bagels with lox that she can. Nashville, though, has been a refreshing change of pace and scenery for her, and she is grateful for the people she has met and the opportunities she has been afforded while here.
Jacqueline Grogan is an adoptee.
Where are you REALLY from?
Adoption can mark the beautiful inception of a family.
Adoption can represent a glacial process riddled with paperwork and corruption.
Adoption can save crestfallen couples and trapped teenagers. \
Adoption can nestle between the names of two celebrities in a tabloid headline.
Adoption can be someone’s last choice.
Or only choice.
Adoption can mean nothing at all.
For Jacqueline Grogan, adoption is an identity.