I was born in Mexico and moved to the small farming town of Gridley, CA when I was nine years old. The daughter of farm laborers, I was taught that education is how I would get far in life. I worked tirelessly as a student to earn a place at University of California, Los Angeles, where I am currently a junior. At UCLA, I've used my family and background as motivation to double major in anthropology and Chicana/o studies. I am actively involved in many campus organizations, such as BruinHope. BruinHope travels to an orphanage in Tijuana to help children, as well as to learn about the political and social impacts that living in Mexico bring to those children. I am determined to change the lives of those around me and am dedicated to doing that through education.