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Adrian Diaz

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Coming from East Palo Alto, I chose to attend Foothill College because of its challenging academics, cultural awareness and receptivity, and its commitment to excellence. I am the first person in my family to earn a college degree—an A.A. in political science. At Foothill I was part of the College’s Honor Institute, served as President of the Associated Students and as the Foothill-DeAnza District’s student trustee. I participated in Foothill’s innovative Pass the Torch Peer Study Program and helped found Foothill’s Brother to Brother, a student organization that combats low retention rates in higher education among African-American and Latino men. I now attend UCLA and plan to go on to law school.