Mayte Garcia

Hello Everyone! My name is Mayte Garcia and I had the privilege of serving as a Youth Ambassador from 2013 to 2017, while attending Marshall Fundamental. Since then, my journey has taken me to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where I pursued a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a concentration in Pre-Law. During my time at Cal Poly, I immersed myself in Student Affairs and the Multicultural Greek Community, while also gaining valuable work experience in various roles,... continue reading »"Mayte Garcia"

Pablo Garcia

Pablo was involved with the ambassador program from 2011 to 2015 while attending John Marshall Highschool. He pursued and finished a Bachelor of Science in biology at UC Davis in 2019. Recently, he graduated from Keck Graduate Institute receiving his Master of Science in Applied Life Sciences with an emphasis in a Team Master Project. Currently, he is pursuing new opportunities in the biotech industry and looking to continue to make a change in the stem field.   Pablo's advice... continue reading »"Pablo Garcia"

Iria Taylor

Iria Taylor is a 2021 Pasadena High School graduate, GO BULLDOGS! Iria was actively involved in the Ambassador program from 2017 - 2021. She is currently attending Howard University where she was accepted into the Nursing Program, her career goal is to become a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner. As a former student-athlete in Softball, Iria also volunteered more than 800 hours with various community organizations during her high school career and graduated with a 3.89 GPA. In addition to the skills... continue reading »"Iria Taylor"

Juan Boyd

Juan Boyd was involved in the ambassador program from 2009-2010. After he left the ambassador program, Juan attended the University of Missouri where he studied Business Administration with a minor in Entrepreneurship. While there, he joined a business marketing fraternity and founded a cultural fraternity. Upon graduation, Juan returned to California and worked in a variety of industries including the Hospitality, Communications, and Finance Industries. For the last 3 years he have been working at a Commercial Insurance brokerage helping... continue reading »"Juan Boyd"

Rebecca Gio

Rebecca is currently a junior at Cal Poly Pomona majoring in Computer Science. Before attending Cal Poly, she attended Citrus College where she received her Associates of Science in Computer Science. Rebecca applied to the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience program through Citrus College and was accepted into the program and offered a research position at Cal Poly Pomona for the summer 2020, where she did object detection research. During her first year at Cal Poly Pomona, she soon realized that... continue reading »"Rebecca Gio"

Jackeline Nava

Jackeline Nava graduated from Marshall Fundamental in 2020. She is now attending Pasadena City College, majoring in Nursing. In the summer, she is planning on taking C.A.N. classes. She also plans to start nursing school in the fall. Jackeline is currently working at Ralphs and says that is has helped her a lot of with communication and customer service. Favorite quote: “You will face many defeats in life, but never let yourself be defeated.” – Maya Angelou

Max Flores

Max Flores is a graduate from California State University Northridge with a Bachelor’s in Communication Studies. He is currently spending his time acquiring an online certification in marketing so he can expand his knowledge and be an expert in the field of marketing. He currently works as a Support Technician at Elevate Wellness Center, which is a private Alcohol and Substance Abuse treatment center that resides in the heart of Pasadena near the Rose Bowl. Working there has helped him... continue reading »"Max Flores"

Fabiola Cazares

Fabiola is a Pasadena native and was an ambassador for the community from 2008-2011. She graduated from Marshall High School in 2011 and went on to pursue a Bachelor's degree in Political Economy at UC Berkeley (class of '15). Since then she's been working full-time at Affirm, Inc., a financial technology company based out of San Francisco. She has had over 5 years of sales experience in tech, and just recently started a new role where she is expanding the company's... continue reading »"Fabiola Cazares"

Natalie O

Natalie was an Ambassador from 2006 to 2010. She graduated from Maranatha High School in 2010 and pursued her undergraduate degree at San Francisco State University where she graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology. She then continued her education at San Diego State University and received a Masters in Social Work in 2017. She is currently a licensed clinical social worker working as a Mental Health Therapist with high risk youth and adolescents at a... continue reading »"Natalie O"

Liana Moore

My name is Liana Moore, I am 21 years old, an alum from the Pasadena Youth Ambassador Program, and Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles, Class of 2020.  I studied Business Management and Marketing and currently spending time with my family. I plan to become an entrepreneur in the future or work for a non-profit organization for people with disabilities. I was in the Pasadena Youth Ambassador Program throughout my high school year, and I enjoyed every single moment. Meeting... continue reading »"Liana Moore"