Julio Alicea   |   Bethlehem, PA
•   Undergraduate college and major: Swarthmore College, Sociology and Anthropology

Honors student with thesis on young people’s strategies for graduation in a high-need district; mentor and member of Achieving Black and Latino Leaders of Excellence (ABLLE); teacher of language; fluent in Spanish.

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Brenda Angulo   |   Fontana, CA
•   Undergraduate college and major: University of California—Riverside, Liberal Studies

Tutor, Academic Advantage; Dean’s Honor List 2010, 2011 and 2012; first-generation college student; volunteer for local community organizations.

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Ayesha Crockett   |   Louisville, KY
•   Undergraduate college and major: The University of Chicago, biological sciences

Undergraduate research assistant in endocrinology at University of Chicago Medical Center; third-grade science and technology instructor (STOMP); high school mentor/health instructor; President/Director, Soul Umoja Gospel Choir; Dean’s List 2010-2012; multiple academic award recipient.

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David Flores   |   Pasadena, CA
•   Undergraduate college and major: University of California—Santa Barbara, History

Volunteer, Pasadena summer day camps and schools; member, Hermanos Unidos de UCSB, Inc.; member, National History Honors Society.

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Ruth Li   |   Logan, UT
•   Undergraduate college and major: Wellesley College, English

Intern, National Endowment for the Humanities and National Museum of American History; senior thesis, integrating literature and art; mentor; Spanish language peer tutor; published writer, winner of the Ching Jen Lum Creative Writing Prize, 2012.

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Melanya Materne   |   Whidbey Island, WA
•   Undergraduate college and major: University of Washington, English

Tutor, writing center at University of Washington; volunteer at Shorecrest High School; recipient of the Thomas A. Lederman and Tia Val-Spinosa Sullivan endowed scholarships for academic merit; undergraduate researchers on Common Core State Standards and the teaching of literature.

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Abdoul Razak Mahamadou Boubacar   |   Portland, ME (Niamey, Niger, West Africa)
•   Undergraduate college and major: University of Southern Maine, Mathematics

Civil engineering technician; Dean’s List; academic coach/mentor/tutor at local high school, in particular with English language learners; fluent in four languages (Haussa, Djerma, French and English).

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Natiely Munguia   |   Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico
•   Undergraduate college and major: University of Arizona, Political Science and Spanish

Volunteer, Sam Lena South Tucson Public Library; teacher, citizenship classes for Spanish-speaking adults; Spanish-English interpreter, Cyracom International; member, National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

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Ricardo Quezada   |   Fullerton, CA
•   Undergraduate college and major: University of California—Santa Barbara, History of Public Policy

Honors student with thesis on historical conditions of inner city schools and student struggles; recipient of Philip and Aida Siff Scholarship, Ronald Boorman Memorial Scholarship and Hispanic Education Endowment Fund Scholarship; tutor, volunteer and mentor at local schools; panelist, UC Achieve.

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