Student Advocates are passionate about education, community, advocacy, social justice, and equity. Student Advocates are assigned to a local Title I school or a local non-profit that supports a local Title I school. Their role is to assist the school with literacy and STREAM activities that promote higher learning. Advocates also work in the center and use their paid office hours as an opportunity to share service opportunities with other college students The team consists of motivated and engaged students, each with their particular reasons for becoming student advocates.
The Student Advocates
Academic Goals: Bachelors in bio-manufacturing and transfer to UCSD.
"I want to leave an impact on the community and make a difference"
Academic Goals: To be an immigration lawyer, to have a Jd or Ph.D.
"I want to be involved in the community now that I've gotten over my social anxiety. I want to help the younger generation and encourage them to not give up on education."
Academic Goal: Obtain a Bachelors
“I want to become a student advocate to help people and help myself. I will gain many skills and I will be able to share my knowledge and experiences with others!”
Academic Goals: Transfer to a 4-year, then a Graduate School
“I wanted to become a student advocate because I like being involved in the school community and assisting other students to be more involved both on and outside of campus for their own development in their passions. Additionally, communicating and being involved would help me build skills, like leadership, for the career I hope to be in.”
Major: My major is architecture.
Academic Goals: I would like to make friends. I would like to be part of the EChALE stem club. Also In the future I would like to be part of the student government Association so I can get to know better my community college and its needs.
“I want to be a student advocate because I have a passion for helping others. Helping others teaches me how to help others and it gives me different perspectives of how life is for different individuals.”
María José (Majo) Lombeyda
Academic Goals: Succeed academically in MiraCosta and transfer to FIDM
“I wanted to become a student advocate to give back to the community. The opportunity to help others and be there for so many people really interested me. There is always more than we can do for our communities and being a student advocate would challenge me to see other realities and do something about it to help.”
Major: Business administration
Academic Goal: I hope to transfer to USD to obtain my Bachelors
“I wanted to become a student advocate because I have always been grateful for the opportunities where I was able to give back to my community and I want to help other students find opportunities to give back as well.”
Academic Goals: To get good grades and graduate
"I want to become a Student Advocate because I want to help the community more. I also wanted to become a Student Advocate to work with an amazing team."
Major: Nutrition and Dietetics
Academic Goals: Transfer to SDSU and obtain a Bachelors of Science in Nutrition
“I enjoy getting to know other people and learning different points of views. I also wanted to find a way to help others while integrating myself into the community.”
Major: Sociology and Theatre
Academic Goal: To transfer to a UC to earn my Bachelor's Degree.
“I wanted to become a Student Advocate with MiraCosta College because I truly love volunteering with my local community. I am super passionate about helping others and making a difference in this world! I support social justice, equity, and inclusion for all. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to work as a Student Advocate! I am excited to join the team.”
Academic Goals: To be in school and graduate with a degree.
"I became an Advocate because I like to help during the farmers market. And Bea introduced me to the opportunity to go and read to 3rd graders. I am happy to do it."
Academic Goal: My goal is to transfer to a 4-year university to earn my Bachelor’s degree.
“I wanted to become a Student Advocate because I want to support the communities within and outside of campus. I have a passion for helping others.”
Major: Computational Linguistics/Linguistics and Computer Science
Academic Goals: Transfer to a 4-year university and obtain a law degree.
“I wanted to become a Student Advocate, so I could promote scholarship and service to all people and communities. I have learned so much from service learning and volunteerism, so I am excited to continue this with the program. I want to meet people where they are at and encourage self-discovery and fulfilling one’s academic goals.”
Major: Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing
Academic Goal: I want to transfer to a four year University.
“I wanted to become a Student Advocate because I like to help others. I also want to help my community in any way I can.”
Major: Music Technology
Academic Goals: I plan to graduate with my AA in Music Technology and transfer to the LA College of Music.
“The reason I wanted to become a Student Advocate is to give the people who look like me a voice in my community. I believe me getting this position can show that it’s not impossible for people of my community to contribute.”