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Laleh Esmali

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I found a lot of support at Gavilan College, especially after joining the MESA program on campus. I was intimidated by school at first, but learned to adapt by becoming very involved. I worked as a tutor, formed friendships with my teachers, and helped out at events like Science Alive! My teachers also supported me by writing letters of recommendations for my applications to internships, and now I’m preparing for my second summer of working at a research laboratory.

My advice to students in all majors is to examine all of the opportunities available to you until you find something that you’re really passionate about. And then give back by mentoring other students on similar paths.