I have been at UC Irvine for roughly two months now, and I am loving it. Over the past two months, I have met people from diverse backgrounds, explored Orange County's outdoors, joined organizations on campus, and participated in professional development workshops and events.  I joined the Latino Business Student Association as well as a political club.

In addition to these involvements, I was chosen from a highly competitive group of applicants to be a representative for the UCI Paul Merage School of Business; I am a Merage Undergraduate Student Association (MUSA) Representative. Thus far, being a MUSA Representative has been the highlight of my first quarter at UCI. We collaboratively work to bring the Merge community together. Right now, we are planning a holiday social event where fellow business students can meet and interact with business professionals/alumni.  

Thanks to the donors' generous support, I am able to focus on school and activities associated with it. I have used the scholarship money to cover my housing costs, and I appreciate the financial support.  I am beyond grateful.