Maria Gabriela Guillen Ramirez is a first-generation, low-income student from Apaseo El Alto Guanajuato, Mexico. She earned a B.S. in Agricultural Management with a Double Minor in Spanish and Business from Tarleton State University. She is a former ORS Upward Bound participant. She rejoined the Upward Bound family as a tutor, and now proudly serves as a Student Development Coordinator. She is passionate about bringing the same opportunities to those students with a similar background, so they can accomplish their educational goals.