Thalia Peña
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Thalia Peña

Senior College Affordability Advisor

Thalia is a Senior College Affordability Advisor in our Succeed Program. In this role, she uses a texting platform to provide Boston-area college students with vital financial aid resources to help them on their journey to successfully completing their degree. Previously, as an undergrad peer mentor, Thalia supported first-generation college students with university life. She also worked as a program assistant for the Juniper Summer Writing Institute for high-school students. Thalia graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a B.A. in communications.

Why uAspire?

I am very passionate about education equity to help bring opportunity for all. There are many practices and systems in place that don’t take into consideration challenges students face. I believe that a good education system provides students with opportunities and gives them the tools, knowledge, and empathy to excel in higher education and beyond.