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Vania Ruiz (she/her) is the oldest daughter of Mexican immigrants. She is also a first-generation college graduate born and raised in the Bay Area. Vania transferred from the College of San Mateo to UC Berkeley, where she earned her BA in Sociology and minor in Education. At Cal, Vania was involved in programs focused on student empowerment and destigmatizing community college (go community college!) Reflecting on her personal experiences, Vania is passionate about making higher education equitable for low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students. During her free time, Vania enjoys learning, hiking, arts n’ crafts, reading, and running with her two younger siblings.


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