University of California, Riverside, Paly Class of 2019
What is your major?
I am majoring in Political Science with a concentration in Law and Society
What is one of your favorite classes? Why?
My favorite classes that I have taken have to be my computer science class although I am not majoring in Computer Science coding, computer skills are something that I do value and have had experience in since high school. Freshening up on these skills is always fun aside from taking main core classes.
What has been the best part about going to college?
The best part about going to college has been all of the people that I have met along the way who have helped me with my resume-building skills, and networking and who have served as mentors as I navigate through the hardships of being a first-generation Latina who wants to apply to law school.
Has RTE made a difference in your decision to pursue a college degree?
Yes, it has. Although I always did have plans to go to college and pursue greater education RTE helped me connect with people who have pursued a law degree as well as helped me find other resources that allowed me to be more confident moving forward in pursuing higher education. RTE has supported me financially by helping me pay for my education as well as has helped me to revise my resume and gave me interview and cover letter tips whenever I needed them.
Did any adults support you in the process of getting to college?
With the support of my high school college counselors, my parents, and the staff at RTE I was able to find what was the best fit for me as well as eased any kind of anxiety or doubts I was having about college or being able to pay for college.
Do you have an idea of what you want to do after college?
I have an opportunity to intern in Washington D.C for the winter 2023 quarter and I hope to secure a job position there after I graduate in the spring of 2023. I plan on also working towards getting a Paralegal Certificate and then applying to Law School by 2025.