My name is Adriana Andrade, and I am currently a fourth-year student at Sacramento State University. I am also a first-generation, low-income student with parents of Mexican decent. My parents have been working in agriculture picking strawberries, raspberries, and apples for many years. They had to sacrifice their time and health to financially support our home; therefore, I want to pursue a higher education to have a better career and help my family financially. In the future, I see myself working in environmental regulations and water conservation. I believe it is extremely important to protect our water resources and conserve what is left. I aspire to work in large regional areas where our groundwater is most affected by pollution and pesticides, especially in agricultural areas. Being able to engineer and develop groundwater projects is one of my main long-term goals as an environmentalist. Some of these projects would include the prevention of pollutants entering our water supply from the beginning. In the future, I want to support efforts to develop groundwater production as well as ground water recharge. Additionally, working with large industries in understanding the complexities associated with contamination and solve complex and multi-faceted project issues. As a student of modest means there are many economic factors while attending college. Receiving this money would help me with the cost of tuition and school supplies, such as books and a scientific calculator that would become a necessary tool for environmental science courses. Furthermore, it would help me with the cost of rent and utilities. Even when I do try to economize by using the resources at my school, such as the food pantry which is similar to a food bank. Unfortunately, this is not always available so this money would also help me with the cost of food. Truly this aid would be a great opportunity to help me get more out of my education by helping me focus on my academics first.