A senior IDEA McAllen senior got the dream of a lifetime, she’s headed to Yale University with a full scholarship.

A release stated that Alexa Pulido started her journey at IDEA McAllen when she came from Mexico and wasn’t fluent in English. School officials said Alexa’s determination and dedication paid off to reach her dreams.

Pulido said that she visited Yale for the first time when she was a 9th-grade student and immediately fell in love with the school.

Check out the video below to see her reaction.