Position: High School Engagement Fellow
Citlaly immigrated to the U.S. from Tepechitlán, Zacatecas, Mexico with her mother at the age of six. She is currently finishing her last year at the University of California, Berkeley with a major in integrative biology and a focus on human biology and health sciences. She hopes to attend medical school and become a doctor who provides healthcare to the most vulnerable populations.
Citlaly finds joy in helping students in their educational and career goals. For the past two years, she has served as a mentor for R.I.S.E., an academic support and college preparation program for low-income, promising students attending Berkeley High School. She feels a special personal connection to the undocumented community and a deep passion to encourage undocumented high school students to pursue higher education.
Through the High School Engagement Fellowship, she looks forward to collaborating with others who share a similar vision and continuing to support the undocumented community.