College Adviser Fellow, De Anza High School
Paola Gutierrez was raised in Richmond, California. She graduated with a Psychology and Chicanx Studies double major and an Education minor at the University of California, Davis. She is very passionate about advocating for first-generation students because she wants to ensure she is a support system. She acknowledges that college is hard but attainable and that is what she wants students to understand. During her undergraduate education, she worked at the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) as a peer advisor for first-generation, low-income, and former foster youth students. In addition, she was a part of a non-profit organization, an academic sorority, and an honor society while she was at the University of California, Davis.