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From College Graduation to Career Mayra emigrated to the U.S. from Mexico in 1992 and was raised by an undocumented immigrant mother. Her dream of lifting her family out of poverty motivated her to be the first in her family to graduate from college. With support from College Track throughout high school and college, Mayra earned a bachelor's degree in Health Sciences from the University of California Santa Cruz as well as a master's degree in Public Health from San Francisco State University. College Track also connected Mayra to a youth wellness center, which offered her a paid internship and helped to fund her graduate school education. This invaluable work experience launched her career. Today, Mayra is a Nutrition Program Specialist at the San Mateo County Family Services. Page 13 16 Mayra B.A. UC Santa Cruz M.A. San Francisco State University collegetrack.org Page 14 17