Carmen Chan
San Francisco Bay Area
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Carmen Chan

College Affordability Advisor

Carmen is a College Affordability Advisor for uAspire Bay Area. She helps students and families navigate the financial aid process while empowering them to make informed decisions about affording college. Before joining uAspire, Carmen served as an educational advisor with the San Francisco College Access Center at Mission High School, supporting seniors in their college and financial aid process. She also served as an outreach coordinator for Mission Asset Fund, a nonprofit that provides financial literacy education and lending circle loans to low-income and immigrant families, and as a college success mentor for first-year students at San Francisco State University. Carmen is a graduate of San Francisco State University, where she earned a B. in history and Spanish.

Why uAspire?

I am passionate about supporting students to make college affordable and possible. Over the past few years, I have worked with students who have experienced many challenges in accessing financial aid, such as filling out the FAFSA or the California Dream Act and finding scholarships. As a first generation college student, I also experienced these challenges. Therefore, I want to be an advocate for students who need guidance in applying for financial aid to help them achieve their dream and goal of attending college.