Maria Lupita Manzo

Class of 2015

A Southern California native, Maria Guadalupe “Lupita” Manzo was born to Mexican immigrants in Pomona and raised in Victorville. In 2014, she became the first in her family to attain a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Riverside in English with a minor in environmental science. After college, she served a year in Providence, RI with City Year, an AmeriCorps program, where she aimed to bridge the education gap by tutoring and mentoring multicultural, inner-city students from under-served communities. She is interested in working with California’s Hispanic communities in a career where she can integrate her love for the environment and urban education. This summer  she will have the opportunity to work with the Cesar E. Chavez National Monument where she hopes integrate her Mexican-American identity with her passion for education and the National Park Service.