Maribel Anguiano

student and mentor in a lab
Maribel Anguiano working with her mentor, Dr. Floravante at the Center for Neuroscience in Davis, CA. (Karin Higgins/UC Davis)

Maribel Anguiano ’19

Lompoc, California
Transferred from Santa Barbara City College
Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior

Our First Generation Initiative connected Maribel Anguiano to her research, giving her the opportunity to join a lab and pursue STEM learning.

Clubs and organizations

  • Center for Neuroscience, lab assistant
  • Chicanx/Latinx in Health Education, member
  • First Generation initiative, social media and communications coordinator

Why UC Davis?

"I found my family away from home with the Chicanx/Latinx in Health Education student organization, and the FirstGen community has given me the resources I need."

What motivates you?

"I came from a big, beautiful Mexican family, full of resilience and determination. Graduating from UC Davis is not just big for me, it's for us all. I was raised to never let my background or shortcomings get in the way of my goals. I run toward areas where representation is lacking because I want to be part of the solution."

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