Arley Rodas Lara
San Francisco Bay Area
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Arley Rodas Lara

Project Based College Affordability Advisor

  • Skyline Highschool
  • Oakland Senior High School
  • Oakland Technical High School

Arley is a Project Based College Affordability based in the Bay Area. She supports students nationally in making informed decisions around affordable college pathways and the financial aid process. Arley was a transfer student and graduated from UC Santa Cruz with Bachelor's degrees in Psychology and Latin American and Latinx Studies. Prior to joining uAspire, Arley supported low-income, first-generation, primarily Spanish-speaking Latinx students and families in middle school and high school as a Family Involvement Intern through UC Santa Cruz’s Educational Partnership Center and GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs).

Why uAspire?

While in high school, I did not have access to the information and resources necessary to make informed decisions around college pathways and the financial aid process. Learning about the disparities that first-generation, low-income, BIPOC students face, I knew that I wanted to become a resource for other students like myself and help them in their journeys in higher education and help them realize their potential.