peer mentor monica in their eop polo

CLCRC / El Centro Peer Mentor

She/Her
https://shoreline.ucsb.edu/meetings/1194639/meetwithmonica

Major(s) and minor(s):
Sociology and Rgst, education double minor

What has your experience as a 1st generation or low income student been like?
It was difficult compared to others in the same classes who did not feel imposter syndrome and it made it easy to feel inferior. But having community was able to find support and acceptance.

What has your experience at UCSB been like?
Having friends have saved me through rough days, midterms, and I have the best memories with them. I have been able to take interesting courses I didn't have the opportunity to take in high school, but I also have never had to work this hard and that can be extremely exhausting.

Top tip for students:
BUILD COMMUNITY! They will help you through everything.