Esmeralda Garcia
San Francisco Bay Area
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Esmeralda Garcia

College Affordability Advisor

Esmeralda is a College Affordability Advisor at in the Bay Area. In this role, she works with high school seniors, in Oakland and San Francisco, and helps them with the financial aid process, through one-on-one sessions, and workshops. Esmeralda was born and raised in the Bay Area! She grew up in Redwood City, where she developed a passion for soccer and dance. She has a younger brother and sister. She comes from a family of immigrants who always remind her that education is the key to success. She graduated from the University of San Francisco, with a double major in sociology and Latin American studies. Prior to joining uAspire, she continued her youth development work in the Bay Area through Mo'Magic, Up On Top, the Boys and Girls Club of San Francisco, the McCarthy Center, and the YMCA of San Francisco. She LOVES to eat and travel!

Why uAspire?

uAspire's mission as an organization! College, universities, and higher education are very important and many students who are perfectly capable of succeeding academically in those spaces are not there because of finances. It's great that uAspire tackles the issue of college affordability head on!