Hello, my name is Maryfer Espinoza and I am a first-generation college student. I am a junior studying Biomedical Engineering at San Jose State University (SJSU). I am very proud to say that while being at SJSU I, along with 25 other females, became founder to the Beta Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Omega Epsilon, a sorority for women in engineering and technical sciences. I was born in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico. When I was four years old my family moved to Carpinteria, California and I am very thankful to have been raised in a small beach town. Since I was in middle school, I have loved volunteering for programs that my two younger brothers were involved with, like the American Youth Soccer Organization and Boys and Girls Club. I am very proud to be an Elevate Tutor because I am able to continue being a good role model to my younger brothers while positively impacting students in my community by motivating and helping them achieve their academic goals. Elevate gives me the perfect platform to continue paying it forward to my community, which I am extremely thankful for!