Estefani Canizales

Student Advisory Committee Member and UC Davis Student

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Estefani’s Bio

Estefani Canizales (she/her) was born and raised in the Bay Area. She is currently a second year student at UC Davis. Estafani is planning to switch into Sociology for the Law and Society emphasis. This school year will be her first year being involved in the Making Waves Student Advisory Committee. It will also be her first year being a mentor for students who attend a school in Sacramento who may have questions about college and life after high school. 

About Making Waves Education Foundation

At Making Waves, we are committed to educational equity. Making Waves Education Foundation is a Bay Area nonprofit that supports Making Waves Academy – a public charter school with more than 1,100 5th through 12th grade students – and leads college and career programming with more than 430 college students.​

Knowing the opportunities that come with a college degree, we partner with historically underrepresented and underserved students to help make college affordable and graduation attainable. Centering the journeys of our students, our personalized approach includes college and career coaching, scholarships, and financial planning.​

Our alumni network includes more than 730 college graduates, who earn their degrees and land jobs at more than twice the rate of their first-generation, low-income peers, with 85% graduating debt-free.

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