Donor Breakfast @ Wells Fargo

Siddharth Alexander, a First Graduate volunteer and donor, recently hosted a breakfast for Wells Fargo colleagues to introduce them to our students and share the impact that donors and volunteers have on students’ lives.

Participating on the student panel were:

  • Gaby Gucho-Oliva, Experiential Marketing Manager at Wag Hotels (Tufts University)

  • Osvaldo Marquez, Treasury Management Sales Analyst at Wells Fargo (Pitzer College)

  • Chris Perez, Business and Marketing student at SFSU

  • Sally Yu, student at UC San Diego

  • Kiuver Orizabal, Teller at Wells Fargo

The students and Siddharth were so inspiring that many new volunteers have stepped forward to be tutors, mentors, and career coaches.

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