Adriana moved from Mexico at a young age and grew up with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area. She always dreamed of going to college and knew she could accomplish her goals with hard work and a strong belief in herself. She graduated from Richmond High School with a 4.02 GPA and is attending UC Santa Barbara, which is ranked #12 of all public universities in the US. She is the first person in her family to attend college.
Unfortunately, Adriana is faced with an obstacle because she is undocumented, like many minors who were brought into the US as children and raised as young Americans. We are in the process of helping her obtain documentation but due to her existing status, she is unable to obtain the funding or loans which most students have access to. She is a happy and an exceptional young woman who raises her hand when she sees people in need and enjoys giving back to her community. Please take the time to watch the short video of Adriana and we all appreciate you making her dream of graduating from college a reality. Everyone deserves to learn.