More About Me
Throughout my undergraduate career, I learned that I am greatly interested in pursuing education. I come from a low-income, Mexican household, and faced several barriers in the education system. As a first generation student, I had to navigate my educational career on my own, and I experienced adversity during the journey. Now that I have institutional knowledge, I understand it is important for me to disperse my resources and advice. I am interested in helping other students like me, so that they do not have to experience the education system alone. Eventually, I am going to pursue a Master’s in education, and am going to continue to assist vulnerable communities. I believe that our youth need to be properly educated in order for us as a society to thrive. So, I want to cultivate a society where the education system is just and fair. One step into that direction, is tutoring. I have been able to tutor students of all backgrounds for the past two years, and my role has been extremely fulfilling. Moreover, I enjoy working with students because they are curious and have great passion. I wish to continue my tutoring through this company, and will try my best to meet the needs of the students. Some of my hobbies include; listening to music, skating, painting and reading. My creative side allows me to bring unique perspectives to students, and I am ready to provide that type of support.
Undergraduate University: University of California Davis
Year of Graduation: 2020
Majors/Minors/Specialization: Community and Regional Development, emphasis in Public Policy
Year of Graduation:
I graduated UC Davis with a 3.75 GPA and was on the Dean's list for six quarters (I may provide a transcript if necessary). Moreover, I received a Community and Regional Development Citation Award for displaying academic and extracurricular excellence, which is appointed by faculty. Throughout my college experiences I have demonstrated my leadership capabilities by being a Resident Advisor my second year and a Peer Mentor my third year. As a resident advisor, I was supervising sixty first year students. Moreover, some responsibilities as a resident advisor was too; facilitate programs, encourage community bonding, and provide resources. As a Peer Mentor, I was leading a group of ten first year students with their transition into college.
For the past two years I have served as a Tutor/Peer Mentor for Bridge in Knightslanding, California. I was able to work in individual and group settings with elementary school students that come from low-income communities. During my time with Bridge, I spoke to some students in Spanish since that was their only language. Next, I shadowed a third grade teacher at Willett Elementary School for three months. During the three months, I facilitated group activities with the students, and led them through their curriculum. Finally, for the past six months I have served as a Peer Mentor Educator for Sacramento Area Youth Speak (SAYS). At SAYS we help the students through poetry based curriculum in middle and high schools. I have led discussions, given lessons, and provided individual assistance.
Philanthropy / Volunteering Experience
For the past three years, I have been in the Dream committee. As a member, we provide resources and programs for undocumented students at UC Davis. For example, a resource we provide is the lending library, where we purchase textbooks for undocumented/AB540 students on campus. I come from a family of immigrants, so working with other immigrants is extremely important too me.