Hello, my name is Elena Velasquez and I’m a first-generation student at UC Merced. I am studying to get a degree in Management and Business Economics and minoring in Psychology. My campus activities include being involved in Hermanas Unidas, Business Society, and Economics Club. I work as a Success Coach for Cal-SOAP under the Merced County Office of Education. Essentially what I do is assist high schoolers in tutoring, academic advising, and mentoring. Furthermore, I also work as a course reader for the Intro to Economics course at UC Merced where I assist in grading assignments and exams. I’m passionate about assisting the Latinx community thrive and achieve greatness.
University of California, Merced