Zaide

Position: High School Program Participant

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Zaide, 2020 High School Career Program Participant

Host Site: Escuela Popular Accelerated Family Learning Center (San Jose, CA)

Zaide and her family immigrated to the United States from Mexico in 2008. She graduated from California State University, Los Angeles with a master’s degree in psychology. As a first-generation student, Zaide understands the unique challenges that students face in their transition from high school to college and looks forward to sharing resources and creating a support system for students to achieve their educational and career goals. Zaide wants to inspire and empower students to become their own self-advocates and pursue any goal they desire. In the future, she would like to become a high school educator and participate in the High School Career program to gain direct career experience. Zaide looks forward to collaborating with others who share a similar vision to make a positive difference in students’ lives through mentorship and education.