“I was born in Monterey County and I spent the first 19 years of my life in the Salinas Valley. I knew I wanted to be a writer since I was a junior in high school. I enjoyed writing short stories and letters so I decided to major in Creative Writing. I am also in the teaching program at USF. I am working to be a kindergarten teacher. I would love to teach in the San Francisco area or somewhere in Arizona.
I wanted to intern at First Graduate because I really wanted to work with students who are first generation. My dad was a first generation student and I heard about the struggles he had with getting through college. I was interested in this program because I like that First Graduate is helping students with getting into and getting through college. I would love to continue working with First Graduate and encouraging students to join the program. I think this program is one of the best in the city.”