Ciao, my name is Alondra Varela and I am currently attending San Jose State University. I love a great adventure and if I could, I would travel the whole world. I am a global citizen and believe my responsibility is to give back to the community I am in. I am overjoyed to be a part of Elevate because I will get to help underrepresented students just like me. Also, I can honestly say that without the extra help I sought through tutoring, I wouldn’t be were I am today. My tutors, teachers, parents, and family were all mentors to me and I would like to lead on that legacy by being a great influence in someone else’s life. Everyone has a different motivation and goal in life, one of my goals is to bring my parents a college diploma. Thanks to Elevate’s financial aid, I am one step closer to my goal.