Felipe Villalobos

Student Advisory Committee Member and Kettering University Student

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Felipe’s Bio

Felipe Villalobos (he/him/his) is from San Pablo, California and graduated from Making Waves Academy. He is now a Senior at Kettering University in Flint, Michigan and is a part of the Rotational Manufacturing Engineering Co-Op program at General Motors Flint Assembly. Since arriving at Kettering University in 2020, he has gotten involved with many clubs and organizations around campus like the National Society of Black Engineers, the Black Student Union, the Asian American Association, International Club, and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers – where he has held positions like Vice President and currently President. Felipe has also served as a mentor and change maker both inside and outside of his school community. Planning and implementing community activities for minority students in the community and serving as a representative for the junior class and multicultural student organization. He is committed and brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to the Making Waves Education Foundation Student Advisory Committee.

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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