Alexsander Rojas

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Nav2Cal Mentor, NavCal Fellow
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About Alexsander:

Alexsander "Alex" or "Rojas" Rojas (He/Him/El) is a 3rd year, first-generation, Latinx student studying Civil & Environmental Engineering at UC Berkeley. He is originally from Richmond, California, the city which he believes showed him resiliency and work ethic (as he started working at the young age of 13 to help his family financially). Growing up in a low-income household, Rojas learned how to effectively utilize his resources both at home and at school for his success. He is able to relate to various communities at Cal and therefore, he decided to give back to the NavCal community by becoming a Nav2Cal mentor to students from his high school and students from his hometown as well. While on campus, Rojas is involved with the Hispanic Engineers & Scientists (HES) organization, NavCal and the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP). 

Accolades:

  • 2x Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholar (HSF)

  • Identified as one of the nation's top HSF STEM Scholars

  • Chicanx Latinx Alumni Association Scholar (CLAA)

  • Cal Alumni Association Leadership Scholar (CAA)

  • Richmond Promise Scholar

  • Ahlsten Foundation Scholar

  • 2019 Pre-Engineering Program Scholar (PREP)

  • 2020 Pre-Engineering Program Design Assistant (PREP)

  • Management Leadership for Tomorrow Fellow (MLT)

  • Former INROADS Candidate

  • Pacific Gas & Electric Gas R&D and Innovation Engineering Intern (PG&E)

  • Received 2 letters of recommendation so far

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