College Adviser Fellow, Oakland Technical High School
Marvin Baclig was born in Tarlac City, Philippines and immigrated to the United States when he was two years old. He was raised in Sacramento, CA and attended Valley High School. After graduating from high school, he went on to attend the University of California, Berkeley where he earned a Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Public Health and a Double Minor in Public Policy as well as Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies. Throughout his entire college career, he held leadership roles in the Recruitment and Retention Centers at UC Berkeley, more specifically with the Pilipinx Academic Student Services (PASS) and the bridges Multicultural Resource Center. Through these organizations, he outreached to under-represented and under-resourced students of color about the pathways into higher education and organized programs with the goal of allowing students to thrive at and graduate from UC Berkeley. Coming from a background as first generation and being from a very under-resourced area in South Sacramento, he really aspires to be the mentor that he wish he had for students who are in the same shoes that he was in not too long ago. With his own lived experiences and having done community work with bridges and PASS, he developed a passion for higher education accessibility and equity. He hopes to pursue a Master's Degree in Education and a career in Higher Education Administration.