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ONE OF YOUR PEOPLE PROJECT | UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

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University of Washington (Seattle, Washington)

Undergraduate Population: 30,905 total
U.S. Department of College Scorecard: Graduation rate, majors, costs, salaries
Official Website: https://www.washington.edu/
Social Media: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Snapchat  | LinkedIn
College Newspaper: https://www.dailyuw.com/

Rise-Up-Gear-Up

 

QUICK CLIPS: University of Washington

Micaela didn't think she could afford to go to college...

How GEAR UP helped Jennifer with everything college

How Jair discovered his passion and found his dream school

How GEAR UP's programs helped Raul prepare for college

Martin mentors high school students to Dare to Dream

Going away to college was a difficult decision for David

Why David applied for every scholarship possible

How Flor went from struggling student to thriving student

GEAR UP gave Rosa support, guidance, and family

 


THE COLLEGE PANEL

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Micaela Ruiz
Hometown: Toppenish, Washington
High School: Toppenish High School
College: University of Washington
Year in College:
Class of 2022
Major: B.S Physiology/ B.A Psychology
Micaela’s Places: UW ALVA GenOM Project, UW Neurobiology Club, UW Mixed Student Union, UW MAPS ,Undergraduate Research Leaders (Undergraduate Research Program), Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science, OMA&D Mentor Protege For Success Mentor, Ethnic Cultural Center
High School Places: Knowledge Bowl, Miss Toppenish Royalty, Over 200+ hours of community service, Honors Society, Wrestling Cheerleader, Tennis, Robotics, HOSA, Link Crew, Chamber Choir, Independent Art Study
First Gen?: Yes
Reach out to Micaela: email: mickeyrz1234@gmail.com OR mvr25@uw.edu or on Instagram: @_mvr25


 

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David Cueva
Hometown: Buena, Washington
High School: Toppenish High School
College: University of Washington
Year in College:
Class of 2022
Major: Computer Science
David’s Places: CAMP -  College Assistant Migrant Program, S.T.A.R.S in Engineering WA State Academic Redshirt Program, Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity Inc, GEN1.
High School Extracurriculars: VEX Robotics, TSA, Soccer
First-gen student: Yes
Reach out to David by e-mail:  dueva7497@gmail.com


 

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Raul Villanueva
Hometown: Toppenish, WA
High School: Toppenish High School
College: University of Washington
Year in College:
Class of 2022
Major: Electrical Engineering
Raul’s Places: STARS Washington State Academic RedShirt Program  - CAMP College Assistance Migrant Program -  SHPE - Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers - AVELA - A Vision for Electronic Literacy and Access, EPE - Engineering Peer Educator. EA - Engineering Ambassador
High School Places: VEX Robotics, MECHA-Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán, TSA-Technology Student Association, Soccer
Are you a first-generation student?: Yes
Reach out to Raul on Instagram: @villanueva.rau1


 

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Flor Gomez
Hometown: Mount Vernon, Washington
High School: Mount Vernon High School
Year in College: Class of 2021
College: University of Washington
Major:
American Ethnic Studies
Flor's Places in College: UW IELP (International English Language Partner), JSA (Japanese Student Association): Learning about Japanese culture and traditions, KSA (Korean Student Association): Learning about Korean culture, CAMP (College Assistance Migrant Program), UW Study Abroad
High School Places: Migrant Leaders Club, Kpop Club, Bowling Team
First-generation student?: Yes
Best social media contact: Facebook : Flor Gomez


 

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David Telix
Hometown: Mount Vernon, Washington
High School: Mount vernon high school
College: University of Washington
Year in College: Class of 2021
Major: food system, health, and nutrition
David’s Places: Leadership without borders ( that helps undocumented students), Purple group (club for undocumented students), Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity inc. The Brotherhood Initiative (class similar to CAMP to help students navigate college) Ethnic cultural center, Lift heavy Lift Happy (club)
High School Places: Track and field, Gaming club, 21st volunteer
First generation student: yes
Reach out to David on Instagram: @daah_veed  and Snapchat: davisilver98


 

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Jennifer Santiago-Flores
Hometown: Mount Vernon
High School: Mount Vernon High School
College: University of Washington
Year in College:
Class of 2021
Major: Business Administration
Jennifer’s Places: I made friends by attending classes and talking with my classmates.
High School Places: FFA, FBLA and LEAP
First-generation student? Yes
Reach out to Jennifer on Instagram: @Jennysanti13


 

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Martin Cueva
Hometown: Toppenish, WA
High School: Toppenish High School 
College: University of Washington
Year in College: Class of 2022
Major: Political Science with a focus in Economy
Martin’s Places:  Omega Delta Phi Fraternity Inc., UW CAMP (College Assistance Migrant Program).  Dare to Dream summer mentorship program at UW. Basketball UW IMA (Intramural Activity Building).
High School Places: Football, Pep Band, Marching Band, Golf Leadership (Involved community projects around Toppenish)
First Gen?: Yes
Reach out to Martin on Instagram: @martinjr_109


 

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Rosa Mendoza
Hometown: Mount Vernon, WA
High School: Mount Vernon High School
Year in College: Class of 2021
Major: Double major: Education, Community, and Organization (ECO) and American Ethnic Studies (AES). Minor: Diversity
Rosa's Places in CollegeSamuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC)UW Purple GroupLeadership Without Borders Husky Lending Library
Rosa's Places in High School:  Migrant Leaders Club; advocating for migrant workers, traveling to other states to do public speaking, help sell the club books written by migrant students. Tennis: two years
Are you a first-generation student?: Yes
Reach out to Rosa on: Facebook: Rosa Mendoza and Instagram: @rosamendoza630


 

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Jair Lopez
Hometown: Toppenish, WA (Actually Detroit, MI)
High school: Toppenish High School
College: University of Washington
Year in college:
Class of 2022
Major: Civil Engineering
Jair’s Places: S.T.A.R.S., Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity Inc.
High School Places: VEX Robotics and Soccer
First gen?: Yes
Reach out to Jair on Instagram: @jair_609

 


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