Collge Adviser Fellow, Oakland High School
Thalia was born and raised in Oakland. She graduated from Castlemont High School then went on to complete her undergrad at UC Santa Cruz (go slugs!). Thalia is a first-generation college graduate and her passion to support and empower students stems from the support she received from college advisers. As a student who was once on the receiving end of advising, she knows how important it is to create a space where students feel welcomed and supported. Thalia strongly believes that student centers need guidance from advisers who come from similar neighborhoods, share similar stories and who believe in every student’s potential. Thalia actively looks for opportunities to work with youth in her community. During the past three summers Thalia has interned with Youth Together and the Aim High Summer Program. During her free time, she likes to eat, explore, hike and spend time with her dog.