Our next Alumni Spotlight is on Lizbeth! Lizbeth was a 2018 Northridge graduate and was a Dream Team Honors Scholar recipient. She attended both the University of Colorado Boulder and University of Northern Colorado and she has always been passionate about serving her community. We are so proud of Lizbeth and her generous contributions, hard work and dedication. She is already having a big impact on her community, particularly the students and families at Shawsheen Elementary School in her role as a Parent Family Advocate.

High School Attended: Northridge High School Class of 2018
Institution Attending: University of Colorado Boulder for a year before transferring to the University of Northern Colorado
Field of Study: Graduated in 2022 with a Criminology and Criminal Justice degree.

What are you up to now that you’ve earned your degree? (ex. work, 4-year college, graduate school, etc.)

I am a Parent Family Advocate at Shawsheen Elementary School.

What aspect of being in the Dream Team has stuck with you?

In high school, Dream Team was my safe space. The Dream Team and my advisor created a supportive community where, if I needed help, that’s where I went. They provided me with guidance and support throughout my academic years and continue to do so now. Now that I work at a school, I strive to create a similar community with the families and students I work with.

What are your goals for the future, and what goals have you achieved?

When I graduated from high school, my goal was to finish my bachelor’s degree. One of my biggest aspirations for the future is to earn a law degree.

What is one of your favorite memories of the Dream Team?

Winning the Dream Team scholarship is one of my favorite memories! I had the opportunity to celebrate alongside other students from the Dream Team program, as well as our advisors and my family.

What is one piece of advice you would give a Dream Team student who has recently graduated high school?

If I were to give a piece of advice to a Dream Team student who has recently graduated from high school, it would be to network and gain real-world experience while studying. Even if your major doesn’t require an internship, getting one is beneficial. It can potentially help you obtain a job in your desired field after graduation!