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Stephanie M. Estrada

Hometown: San Diego, CA

What I wish I had known when I was in college: I wish I had known that setbacks are a part of the journey and they don’t make you a failure. I remember being really hard on myself because my journey through college didn’t look like I’d imagined it would, it was a lot harder than I anticipated. Now, I know that all of the challenges I’ve faced have led me exactly to where I’m supposed to be and I wouldn’t change any of it.

What does being first-generation mean to me? To me, being a first-generation college student means that I’m someone that breaks down barriers and gets to write my own story. It means that I am able to achieve success (whatever that means to me) because I am fueled and supported by my family, my community, and all that they’ve taught me.

Top goals for the year: 

  • Cultivate strong and authentic relationships with the students I’m working with
  • Submit a manuscript for publication
  • Indulge in more staycations

Strengths Finder Top 5: Input, Restorative, Arranger, Consistency, Harmony

Personal Gender Pronouns: She, Her, Hers


Languages Spoken: English and Spanish

Associate of Arts
San Diego Mesa College 

Bachelor of Arts, Urban Studies
San Diego State University

Master of Arts, Postsecondary Educational Leadership with a Specialization in Student Affairs
San Diego State University


Stephanie's office location:

  • Revelle College, Blake Hall Room 116

Stephanie's drop-in hours:

Wednesday and Thursday 2pm-4pm

Clients, schedule an appointment with Stephanie:

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Stephanie M. Estrada