Grateful for Opportunities

Patricia Hernandez, photo by Jim Block

Who I Am

Patricia Hernandez, Class of 2018, Los Angeles, CA

How Donors Helped

Donors to the College Leadership Fund financed my Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF). I interviewed Latina mothers to learn about the challenges they face while attempting to complete higher education.

What Donors' Gifts Mean to Me

Before coming to Berkeley I never thought I could take on an independent research project. SURF gave me the chance to delve into a topic I was passionate about, come to my own conclusions, and present on my findings.

My Plans for the Future

After graduation I want to pursue a career in academic advising to help other students discover life-changing opportunities like SURF.