Salutations! My name is Alejandra Sánchez, and I am sophomore at Santa Clara University majoring in Sociology, Spanish, and Ethnic Studies with a minor in Latin American Studies. I am from Redwood City, CA— located in the heart of Silicon Valley. As the daughter of immigrants, and a first generation Latinx in higher education, I know what it’s like to be a part of a vulnerable community experiencing injustice. Although SCU is a beautiful and manicured campus, the realities outside of the SCU bubble have challenged me to take social action, specifically within education, for marginalized communities like the one I grew up in. My lived experiences are the reason why I love tutoring and working with students from various backgrounds. More importantly, I enjoy witnessing what students are capable of and all they undertake through a growth mindset to elevate in their academics. If I cannot challenge the platform of the uneven distribution of educational resources and opportunities, then I am part of the problem. My goal as an Elevate tutor is to deconstruct the institutionalized inequalities in the educational system through knowledge, power, and growth mindsets in classrooms everyday.