Maria – Claremont McKenna College

mariatfahouston-2013-074Maria – Claremont McKenna College / Teach for America in Houston, TX

“Wendy has shown me opportunities I was unaware of and has helped me capitalize on them. My parents are immigrants from Mexico. While they taught me great work ethics and confidence they did not know how to help me apply to college. Wendy encouraged me to accept invitations to go on college visits and helped me prepare for interviews. She informed me about all the great options I had and walked me through the entire process. I got accepted to 13 amazing schools! She has continued to guide me even after enrolling at Claremont McKenna College. As a current Teach For Americas corps member I am now more aware than ever how much she has changed the trajectory of my life.”