Alumni Profiles & Achievements


Jacquelyn Vera

Jacqueline Vera: Current U.C. Santa Cruz student

What is has been your greatest challenge to overcome in life?

My greatest challenged has been to stay focused.

If your life philosophy could be summed up on bumper sticker, what would it say?

“Work hard and stay motivated.”


What is your major and why?

My major is Bio-Engineering because DNA holds the information for life, and tells us who we are. I want to help cure genetic disorders and figure out why they happen. I also feel we need more female engineers