Student at Sacramento City College
Melody Jimenez is a 19-year-old, sophomore at Sacramento City College who is hoping to transfer to University of California, Berkeley as a political science major. As the child of working-class Filipino immigrant parents, Melody has felt alone in navigating the college application and financial aid process. Melody’s mother attended college in the Philippines, and is unfamiliar with the American higher education system, and her father has only taken a couple of community college classes. As a result, Melody has largely endeavored to figure out the process on her own, often leading to twists and turns sending her down a less direct and inefficient path to pursuing her educational objectives. She hopes that her advocacy efforts will result in a simplified process for students. Read more about her story here.
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