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ABOUT GEAR UP: GEAR UP Washington's goal is to increase the number of students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary programs.  These college conversations were coordinated by Mt. Vernon's GEAR UP program.

ABOUT THE PANELISTS: The panelists are students at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington.  They are peer mentors who support GEAR UP Washington students.


 

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Beatriz Morales
Hometown: Brewster, Washington
High School: Pateros High School
College: Western Washington University
Year In School:
Class of '21
Major: Biology major with an emphasis in cell and molecular biology
Beatriz's Places: Compass 2 Campus, SACNAS, MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan), and PWA club (Professional Womens Association)
First-Generation: Yes
Reach out to Beatriz by email: morabea14@gmail.com 

Watch Beatriz's full College Conversation: Watch Here


 

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Carla Carvallo
Hometown: Sammamish, Washington
High School: Eastlake High School
College: Western Washington University
Year in School: Class of 2021
Major: Sociology/Social Studies BA
Carla’s Places: Compass 2 Campus, FACET (family & community engaged teaching) scholar
Reach out to Carla on Instagram @_carlacarvallo_

Watch Carla's full College Conversation: Watch Here


 

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Eileen Lee
Hometown: Camas, Washington
High School: Camas High School
College: Western Washington University
Year in School: Class of 2021
Major: Design
Eileen’s Places: WWU Glee Club, Compass 2 Campus
First Gen?: Yes
Reach out to Eileen on Instagram: @eileeniebeanie

Watch Eileen's full College Conversation: Watch here


 

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Marilin Griego
Hometown: Olympia, WA
High School: Pope John Paul II
College: Western Washington University
Year in School:
Class of '21
Major: Human Services with a minor in Education and Social Justice.
Marilin’s Places: Ethnic Student Center, Compass 2 Campus, and classes.
First-Gen?: Yes
Reach out to Marilin on Instagram: @mxrigb

Watch Marilin's full College Conversation here: Watch Here


 

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Victor Gonzalez
Hometown: Tepic Nayarit (Mexico), but currently living in Mount Vernon Washington
High School: Mount Vernon High School class of 2014
College: Western Washington University
Year in School:
Class of '21
Major: Sociology and Social Studies (aspires to be a high school teacher in Mount Vernon)
Victor’s Places: Blue group, North 2 Western, and Compass 2 Campus.
First Generation Student: Yes
Reach out to Victor on Instagram @thePhoto_G

Watch Victor's full College Conversation: Watch here


 

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Susan Duong
Hometown:
Lynnwood, Washington
High School: Mariner High School
College: Western Washington University
Year In School: Class of '21
Major: Special Education and Elementary Dual Endorsement
Susan’s Places: Compass 2 Campus, Family and community engaged teaching FACET
First Generation Student: Yes
Reach out to Susan on Instagram @suenailedit_ 

Watch Susan's full College Conversation: Watch Here


 

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Celina Espinoza
Hometown: Burlington, Washington
High School: Burlington-Edison High School
Year In College: Class of '21
Major: Secondary Education with endorsement in Physical Education and Health
Celina’s Places: Compass 2 Campus, MISO: Mixed Identity Student Organization, MEChA: Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx, Future Woodring Scholars (First year Interest Group), Ethnic Student Center
First Generation Student: Yes
Reach out to Celina on Instagram: @celina_espinoza_

Watch Celina's full College Conversation: Watch Here

 


 

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Zion Gemechu
Hometown: Bellevue, Washington
High School:
Newport High School
College: Western Washington University
Year In School:
Class of '22
Major: Psychology
Zion’s Places: Ethnic Student Center, Black Student Union, African Caribbean Club, Latinx Student Union, Compass to Campus, a range of other events
First Gen?: Yes
Reach out to Zion on Instagram: @ziongemechu

Watch Zion's full College Conversation: Watch Here