Teacher Education Deber Scholars - San Diego Mesa College

Gabriela Ibarra Aspe


Gabriela Ibarra Aspe

Hello, my name is Gaby Ibarra and I am a San Diego Mesa Alumni. At Mesa, I was part of the Peer Navigator program where I connected with first-year students and helped guide them throughout their first two semesters in college. Throughout my time as a Peer Navigator, I solidified my passion for helping students. I transferred to San Diego State University where I received my bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in Spanish in Spring 2021.

Currently, I am in the School Counseling Master’s program at San Diego State University. I chose to become involved in the Mesa Pathway Fellows program because it allows me to help students. As a first-generation college student, I understand how difficult it can be to navigate in the unknown territory of higher education. However, I was fortunate to have people who both supported and guided me throughout my journey. Because of this, I want to be able to help other students like me. My goals as a Pathways Fellow are to amplify the student voices at Mesa and create equitable programs to help bridge the educational gap in underrepresented communities.

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