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Stephanie Garibay
Hometown: Upland, CA and Salem, OR
High School: McKay High School
College/University: Western Oregon University
Year in school: Junior
Major: Social Science
Activities Involved in On Campus: M.E.C.H.A, Multicultural Student Union Club

What do you wish you would have known/done before coming to college?
I wish I would had known how to set my schedule in a way that it was feasible to manage study load and social time.

What is one of the best things about college?
One of the best things about college is that you get to meet people from many different cultures and get to make great friends and memories.

How has GEAR UP helped you?
GEAR UP has helped me by reaching my goal of attending a university and getting one step closer to getting my Bachelors of Science.

What are your future career plans?
My career plans are to get a B.S in social science with a minor in mathematics working in schools or as a social worker helping the community.