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Five years ago, Brianna Garcia was getting up at 3 a.m. to report to her job as a corrections officer at a women’s county jail in California. Today she’s several thousand miles away and getting up later while writing her dissertation in chemistry. The distance between the two experiences is not as wide as one might think, according to Garcia, who will graduate with a Ph.D. in May. “I don’t think anyone who has known my past would ever…

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