Join us for a morning of inspiration and networking at our Latina Luncheon 2016, with our guest Roxanne Ocampo - aka "Quetzal Mama" she is the marketing brand and pen name of Roxanne Ocampo. She is an author, public speaker, blogger, and national college admissions expert. She began coaching students after helping her own children earn admission to every Ivy League campus and other highly selective campuses like Stanford, UCLA, USC, and Berkeley. She has six years of experience coaching thousands of students throughout the US. With more than 75 workshops and webinars spanning the entire spectrum of the college admissions process, she provides strategies to get students on their pathway to college. Her non-profit program “Quetzal Mama Scholars” serves students in eight North San Diego County high school districts. She is a 3rd year Doctoral Fellow at University of California at San Diego, researching “Undermatching” of California, Latina/o, high-performing, low-income, first generation high school students. She holds a Master’s Degree and Bachelor’s Degree in English – where she learned her unique craft of writing.
We will also have Andrea Sanchez, Esq. At the age of 8, Andrea Sanchez dreamed of becoming an attorney. Her and her family immigrated from Guatemala when Andrea was 9 years old. She began attending school although day by day the English language became a barrier which seemed like an obstacle for Andrea to achieve her dream. However, despite the difficulties the foreign language presented she persevered through hours of dedication and hard work and graduated in 2005 with honors from Edison High School in Stockton, CA.
However, as a Senior and getting ready to apply for colleges she was faced with the difficult reality that she was undocumented. At that time attending college seemed almost impossible as she was told by numerous school staff that she was not eligible to apply. In addition, Andrea was not eligible to apply for financial aid, posing a second challenge that her parents would have to fully pay for her education.
Despite the negative responses she received, Andrea’s desire to achieve her dream of becoming an attorney impelled her to dig deeper until she achieved her dream. With the help of her parents, Andrea was able to attend San Joaquin Delta College, California State University, Sacramento and Humphrey’s Laurence Drivon School of Law where she received her Juris Doctorate in 2014. She is now an associate at the Law Offices of Brown & Gessell.
Our hostess of Ceremony will be Honorable Xapuri Villapudua, San Joaquin County Superior Court Judge. She was born in San Francisco and raise in Stockton. She worked for 11 years in the Disctrict Attorney's Officewere she was a Supervisor and oversaw attorneys in the Chicl Abuse and Sexual Assault Unit. She is the mother of five children ans is married to Armando Villapudua who is also an Attorney in Stockton.
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