Abigail, member of the College 2022 class, spent a week at UC Santa Cruz this summer doing J.U.S.T.I.C.E (Joining Underrepresented Students in Collaborative Engagement).

Abigail shares, “At J.U.S.T.I.C.E  I was introduced to resources, alumni, and students who have shared the same experiences as me. During our week at UC Santa Cruz we received guidance from student leaders on and off campus and were prepared for problems we may face as first generation minority students on a college campus.

This program has given me a better understanding on how to do my best in an institution that wasn’t exactly made for me. I am tremendously grateful for this experience and believe I am well prepared for the challenges I may face while on campus.”

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