And the comments against undocumented immigrants which Donald Trump has recently provided have hit a nerve in the soon to be 18 year old, with dreams of becoming a veterinarian one day.
Her father works at a dry cleaners, while her mother Teresa cleans apartments and sells ices. Both work hard to support their daughters, reported Daily News.
Karen describes the feelings she feels after hearing Trumps tirade against Mexicans, and his plans to strip U.S born children of citizenship, as hurtful.
His description of Mexicans working here as criminals leaves the 17 year old furious.
‘I take them as insults to my family‘ she told the Daily News.
Karen in fact has nothing but high praise for her parents, who she stated taught her the differences between right and wrong, and to work hard for what she wants in life.
With college courses already enrolled, the future seems quite bright for Astoria resident Karen Rojas. And the 17 year old is looking forward to being able to vote after her 18th.
*Featured Image Credit: Aaron Shawalter. Image Via Daily News.