Jess Contreras


AmeriCorps Member

Why do you do his work?
In my experience as a first-generation college student, preparing for the journey was something I had to do on my own. I want to be there for my students, and make sure they are aware of all the support systems that are there!

In your view, what is the value of successfully completing higher education?
Completing higher education breaks a cycle and opens a world full of possibilities!

What is one piece of advice you would have for a CB student entering college?
Sometimes doing that one thing you didn’t picture your self doing could be a life changer. Don’t limit yourself! There is always a way. All it takes is figuring it out and asking questions!