Juan Chihuahua
San Francisco Bay Area
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Juan Chihuahua

College Affordability Advisor

  • George Washington High School

Juan is a college affordability advisor for uAspire in the Bay Area supporting students and families to navigate the financial aid process and make decisions around affordable college pathways. Currently based in San Francisco, Juan is from Los Angeles and attended UC Berkeley where he pursued a degree in ethnic studies. While at UC Berkeley, he was involved in recruitment and retention work for low-income, first-generation students of color and providing resources to queer students of color. Prior to uAspire, Juan supported first-generation, low-income students of color as a College Advisor with UC Berkeley’s Destination College Advising Corps (DCAC) in East Oakland. He is currently pursuing a Masters of Education in Higher Education and Student Affairs at the University of San Francisco.

Why uAspire?

I believe that higher education should be free and accessible to all. As a first-generation student of color, I didn't have the resources nor knowledge of navigating the financial aid and college landscape and I want to build towards that goal of making higher education a reality for everyone who wishes to pursue it!