Where Are L.I.F.T. Scholars?

Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

  • Taylor McCart:

Major: Speech and Hearing Sciences. Minor: Psychology

Graduate: B.A. Speech and Hearing Sciences; SLP-A Certification 5/2017

M.A. Speech, Language and Pathology program Nova Southeastern University. 

Started own Developmental Therapy and Pediatric Case Management business. Fostering a young autistic boy from Egypt providing love and developmental therapy.

  • Fherryl Hannah:

Majors: Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management and Spanish

Graduate: B.A Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management and B.A Spanish 5/2016

Certification Senior Care Management Program.

Worked Ashfield Meetings and Events until August 2020.

Working at Marquette Senior Living as Activity Assistant.

Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

  • Silvia Petkova

Major: Pharmacy

Graduate: PharmD 4/2015

Graduate: Residency Internal Medicine 5/2016

Working Pharmacist I.U. Health Indianapolis

  • Nicole Rios Carpenter:

Majors: Psychology and Spanish 

Graduate: B.A. Psychology B.A. Spanish 05/2012

Graduate: M.A. Counseling and Counseling Education I.U.P.U.I. 5/2015

Certification: Child Sleep Consultant/Specialist, Family Sleep Institute.

Working Chicago schools.

Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana

  • Caroline Lawson

Major: Architecture  Minor: Interior Design

Graduate: B.S. Architecture 5/2015 

Graduate: M.S. Architecture 5/2018 North Carolina State University.

Working Cline Designs Architecture, Raleigh, N.C.

  • Janetta Sykes

Major: Health Science/Health Education

Graduate: B.S.  Health Science/Health Education

Working Healthcare, Indianapolis I.N.

Indiana University/Purdue University, Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Umara Khalid

Majors: Psychology and Biology

Graduate: B.S. Psychology B.S. Biology 5/2016

Graduated: Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica 2020

Specialty: Family Medicine, New York City and Chicago.

  • Quyen Ngo:

Major: Nursing

Graduate: B.S. Nursing 5/2016

  • Zac Wobschall

Major: Fine Arts

Graduate: B.A. Fine Arts 5/2017

Working freelance selling original artwork.

University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California

  • Hiro Bower

Majors: Global Studies and Japanese

Graduate: B.A. Global Studies B.A. Japanese 12/2017

  • Tatiana Perez: 

Majors: Environmental Studies and Global Studies

Graduate: B.A. Environmental Studies B.A Global Studies 5/2018

Worked Legal Assistant, Silicon Valley Law Firm.

Working Bet Tzedek, House of Justice as a Litigation Secretary and Language Support.

  • Keary Mendoza: 

Major: Communication Minors: Education and Applied Psychology

Graduate: June 2022

University of California Irvine, Irvine,  California

  • Majde Al Salibi

Majors: Political Science and Social Policy & Public Service

Graduate: B.A. Political Science B.A. Social Policy & Public Service 5/2017

Graduate: M.S. Organizational Leadership, John Hopkins University 12/2019

Worked Graduate Counselor for the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Science Student Affairs Office, University of California, Irvine.

Working Graduate Advisor, University of California, Irvine.

  • Diana Torres:

Major: Psychological Science Minor: Education

Graduate: June 2021

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, California

  • Leslie Santos

Majors: Anthropology and Geography Minor: Women’s and Gender Studies

Graduate: B.A. Anthropology B.A Geography 3/2017

Youth in Development Peace Corps 1/2019 – 4/2020 *evacuated early due to pandemic

  • Jacqueline DeLeon:

Major: Business Administration Minor: Event Planning and Experience Management

Graduate: May 2023

  • Jonathan Reyes-Madrid:

Major: Business Administration emphasis in Marketing

Graduate: B.S. Business Administration 5/2018

Worked District Manager of Poke Chef Restaurant Chain in San Luis Obispo, CA

Working IT Operation Engineer Tech Company, San Jose, CA

University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California

  • Edward Saloj:

Major: Landscape Architecture 

Graduate: May 2023

  • Elmer Panglinan

Major: Cognitive Science Minor: Linguistics

Graduate: B.A. Cognitive Science 5/2017

Working Spotify New York City Product Designer

  • Emily Valdez:

Major: Political Economy Minor: Education

Graduate: B.A. Political Economy 5/2019

Urban Teacher Program, Washington, D.C. 6/2019

  • Claudia Jorge:

Major: Sociology Minor: Public policy

Graduate: May 2022

  • Christopher McComas: 

Major: American Studies Minor: Journalism

Graduate: June 2021 

Thesis: “Repurposing Municipal Space for Self-Fulfillment Through Alternative Recreation Forms in Los Angeles”

  • Nicol Hernandez:

Major: Public Health

Graduate: June 2023

University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California

  • David Molina:  

Majors: Business Management and Economics

Graduate: B.A Business Management B.A. Economics 5/2018

Working Anne Lewis Strategies, Washington D.C.

  • Mayeena Ulkarim:

Major: Legal Studies

Graduate: May 2021

University of California San Diego, San Diego, California

  • Jose Alvarenga: 

Major: Business Psychology Minor: Math/Engineering Mechanics

Graduate: B.S. Business Psychology 5/2019

Working Sales Development Manager, Whova, San Diego, CA.

San Jose State University, San Jose, California

  • Mario Villaneda: 

Major: Business Administration emphasis in Marketing

Graduate: B.A. Business Administration emphasis in Marketing 5/2018

Working Apple, inc. Entrepreneur.

College of St. Benedict, Collegeville, Minnesota

  • Daisy Cortez: 

Major: Global Business Leadership Minor: Communications

Graduate: B.A. Global Business Leadership 5/2018

Worked Health and Benefits Analyst, AON, Minneapolis, MN.

Working Human Resource Specialist, Target, Minneapolis, MN.

University of California Merced, Merced, California

  • Adan Vasquez: 

Major: Cell and Molecular Biology Minor: Spanish

Graduate: B.S. Cell and Molecular Biology 5/2018

Worked Lab Technician at a winery, Fresno, CA.

Working Microbiologist/Chemist, Fresno, CA.

Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, California

  • Ingrid Perez: 

Major: Political Science Minor Economics

Graduate: B.A. Political Science 6/2018

Working Paralegal, Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project 8/2018

  • Yetnaleci Maya-Martinez: 

Major: Communication emphasis in Journalism

Graduate: June 2022

Cal State University Northridge, Northridge , California

  • Mariana Marquez: 

Major: Psychology Honors Program Minor: Gender and Women Studies

Graduate: B.A. Psychology Honors 5/2019

M.A. Clinical Psychology, California State University, Northridge. 5/2021

University of California Riverside, Riverside, California

  • Noe Torres: 

Majors: Philosophy and Political Science

Graduate: B.A.Philosophy B.A. Political Science 6/2019

Certification Data Analytics and Visualization, University of California, Berkeley.

University California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

  • Angelina Vargas:

Major: Psychobiology

Graduate: May 2021

  • Jesus Saldivar-Mancillas:

Majors: Public Affairs and Sociology

Graduate: May 2023

  • Saori Tejada:

Major: Human Biology and Society Minor: Chicanx Studies and Community Engagement and Social Justice

Graduate: May 2023

Cal State Fullerton, Fullerton, California

  • Eric Salazar:

Major: Psychology Minor: Criminal Justice

Graduate: May 2022

Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado

  • Lonnell Schuler:

Major: Political Science Minor: Chinese

Graduate: May 2022