Meet the 2013 Awardees
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
John and Beverly Stauffer Scholar
Surrounded by drug-addicted relatives in East Los Angeles, Eva Ambriz was 12 when her mother returned to Mexico without her. She had to adapt to a new culture and learn a new language. It was watching her uncle's losing battle with AIDS that inspired Eva to focus on helping others.
Now at Cal Poly Pomona, Eva is working on her single-subject teaching credential and aspiring to complete her master's degree in education. Always eager to teach at-risk individuals, Eva is a Prison Education Project volunteer, teaching 90-minute classes to inmates in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation weekly. She also volunteers at the Pomona Day Labor Center, teaching English as a second language.
Eva hopes to apply her life experiences and education to teach science at a continuation high school.