Paul Sieger's Classmate Profile

Skyline College student Ebony Koger is a woman of many aspirations, slowly but surely making her way through school. Koger says she hopes to major in political science and possibly double major in history. She eventually hopes to make her way through law school.

“I believe an education is the most important thing to have… ever,” says Koger.

Koger was originally born in Portland, Oregon. Almost immediately after being born, she moved to Washington, where she stayed for a couple years. She then moved to Los Angeles, California until the age of eight, when she moved to the Bay Area where she currently lives.

She considers herself a “West Coast girl,” claiming that she’d rather live here than anywhere else in the world.

Koger was born to an African American father and a white mother. As an infant, Koger and her mother moved away from her biological father, hoping to find a better life. Koger’s mother eventually remarried, and her new husband – a white man- legally adopted Koger when she was eight years old. Koger’s new step-father and mother birthed twins, and Koger found herself being the only person of mixed heritage in the family.

“Most people don’t believe I’m part of the family,” Koger says. “I’m not as in tune with my culture as I’d like to be, but I’m always working on gaining more knowledge of my heritage.”
Koger cites her mother as her greatest inspiration, and in turn, she is also an inspiration to the many people around her.

“I’m a strong person, and I tend to create strong people around me,” says Koger.
When she’s not learning, Koger can be found serving cocktails at Yoshi’s in San Francisco, or out dancing somewhere. Koger says she loves all kinds of music, but is a sucker for anything she can dance to.

Koger is destined for accomplishment, refusing to let anyone stand in the way of her success.

“I’m a hard-ass, I don’t take sh*t from anyone.”

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