Pico Rivera, CA
How has this award made a difference in my academic career?
Adjusting to in-person school after the past year of online learning has been a challenge, but moments, like the recognition of this award, are extremely encouraging. The reduced financial burden grants me the opportunity to dedicate myself more to my studies and the time to apply to internship opportunities that will help me gain experience within the field of work I want to pursue. I am honored and grateful for the opportunities that this scholarship will provide for me.
How I’m involved on campus:
On-campus, I hold the leadership positions of President of the Latino Student Forum, Major Events Co-Chair on the Campus Activities Board and Parents Chair for Phi Sigma Sigma.
My career goals:
Concluding my undergraduate studies, I anticipate continuing my education and getting a Master’s degree in public administration. I hope to build a career within local government and aspire to one day hold the position of City Manager and help build and unite communities.
What I love most about the University of La Verne:
The University of La Verne holds a special place in my heart as it has helped me cross paths with some of the most amazing people among staff, faculty. and friends. I am surrounded by the most
uplifting and determined community which ignites my passion to continue to learn, enjoy my time as an undergrad and make an impact at the University of La Verne. This institution has challenged me in the best ways to get out of my comfort zone and try new things which have landed me the chance to recognize myself as someone capable of reaching for her dreams.
A Special Thank You Message:
I am very appreciative of your generosity towards the recognition of this award I continue to work hard in honor of my family who pushes me to be the best version of myself. This award helps motivate me to continue my educational endeavors on campus as I am reminded of the passion I have for the community and every day being one step closer to my degree and career goals.