Let's Get Real: Transfer Edition
Time & Location
About The Fundraiser
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82522598661 (will only work when the event has started).
Current transfer students will be providing insight and information for college students who are currently enrolled in Community College or are thinking about going to a Community College before a four-year institution. We will be covering topics such as what is a transfer student. We will also be covering why we chose community college and the benefits of community college. In addition to that, we will discuss the different steps we took to prepare to transfer including taking advantage of counselors, websites, and resources. We will so go into how and why we chose where to transfer to and the reality of actually transferring. Then, we will be shedding light on the truth about being a transfer student at the university level and what thoughts might bring up for some students, especially first-generation students. Lastly, we will be having a Questions and Answers at the end of our presentation where we anticipate to answer questions regarding anything that has to do with transferring to the best of our abilities.
About The Speakers:
Claudia Fabian-Garcia (She/Her), first-generation student, born and raised in Silicon Valley. She is the youngest of three daughters, raised by a single mother with the help of her two older sisters. She was raised with Spanish as her primary-and only- language at home. As a result, her educational journey has been challenging due to a lack of resources, support, and help. Nonetheless, she persevered and in time realized what her calling is. After high school, she registered at De Anza Community College but was unsure what she would major in. The courses, readings, projects, and educational environments she was exposed to, anchored her determination to achieve her dreams and transfer to a four-year University. She is now a senior at the University of California, Berkeley. She is majoring in Sociology while aspiring to pursue a career in Education. She hopes to be an Educator and Community Leader while making a positive impact on underserved students and communities. Whether it is about Education or community resources, she does her best in informing or directing individuals on their own educational and personal paths. She believes one should pursue a career in what they enjoy doing and doing work that matters!
Angie Solis (She/Her) is a first-generation college student and American from East Los Angeles. She was raised by both her parents alongside her two brothers. Angie is currently a 4th-year transfer student at the University of California, Berkeley studying Sociology with a minor in Education. As a woman of color, she has found that creating a community and taking space on campus is important. She is heavily involved on campus, she is currently the Peer Advocate Lead for the outreach team at the Transfer Student Center, and runs the social media accounts. She is also currently a member of Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc. Angie has previously worked with Student Support Services, a TRiO program on campus that caters to first-generation, low-income students during their time at Cal. She has also worked with the Center for Educational Partnerships as an Academic Advisor to incoming transfers, as well as working with the Puente statewide office at Cal.