Soledad (Sol) is a first generation, senior transfer student from Santa Cruz, CA. She attended Cabrillo Community College where she received three A.A’s in Mathematics, Women’s Studies, and Liberal Arts. She is currently involved in research as a research assistant with the Department of Education. The research looks into how immigration status impacts the relationship between undocumented and U.S. citizen siblings. In the future, Soledad would like to pursue a career in student affairs specifically, working with undocumented students in community colleges. In her free time, Soledad enjoys, painting, baking, and spending time with friends, family, and her dog, Camila.
Gender Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Major: Chicanx Studies
Minor: Applied Psychology
Campus Involvement: Peer Educator and mentor at the Transfer Student Center, Research Assistant, A.S: America Read America Counts Tutor, Cafe Picasso Intern, EOP, IDEAS
Advice for new transfers: Don’t be afraid to get involved in different orgs at UCSB! This is a great way to meet friends, gain connections, and explore your interests. Another piece of advice would be to get involved at the TSC as this is a great way to meet other transfer students who are going through the same things as well as a great place with all of the resources that you will need throughout your transfer experience. Don’t forget that you belong at UCSB, it’s going to go by fast, so make the most of every moment and create beautiful memories.