2021-22 Pister Scholars

Congratulations to the 2021-22 Pister Scholarship recipients

Alondra Martinez-Medina, 2021 Pister Scholarship recipient

Alondra Martinez-Medina (she/her/they/them)

Transfer College: Mission College

UCSC College Affiliation: Oakes

Major: Politics

Fun Fact: I'm the first person in my family to attend a University. I am also looking forward to being back on campus and meeting new people!


Daniel Garcia

Transfer College: Monterey Peninsula College

UCSC College Affiliation: Oakes

Major: Business Management Economics


Dyana Huaraz, 2021 Pister Scholarship recipient

Dyana Huaraz (she/her/hers)

Transfer College: College of San Mateo

UCSC College Affiliartion: Kresge

Major: Latin American & Latino Studies/Sociology

Fun Fact: I love sewing my clothes :)


Enrique Villegas

Transfer College: Evergreen College

UCSC College Affiliation: Crown

Major: Biology


Isaac Pineda

Transfer College: West Valley College

UCSC College Affiliation: Porter

Major: Electrical Engineering


Maleeha Nasir, 2021 Pister Scholarship recipient

Maleeha Nasir (she/her/hers)

Transfer College: San Jose City College

UCSC College Affiliation: Oakes

Major: MCD Biology

Fun Fact: I feel proud of myself of where I am right now, my accomplishments, my hard work, the dedication that I've put into to achieve my goals, and that I have made my parents proud. I am looking forward to mastering all the skills and experiences that I will learn at UCSC for the time I am here, and I am grateful.


Naomi Gutierrez, 2021 Pister Scholarship recipient

Naomi Gutierrez (she/her/hers)

Transfer College: Gavilan College

UCSC College Affiliation: Stevenson

Major: Sociology, Legal Studies

Fun Fact: I decided to attend UCSC because of its history as a hub of socio-political activism!


Rosa Sanchez 

Transfer College: Hartnell College

UCSC College Affiliation: Crown

Major: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology


Sela Saytas

Sela Saytas

Transfer College: Foothill College

UCSC College Affiliation: College Nine

Major: Computer Science

Fun Fact: Driving Highway 1 in Big Sur is my favorite roadtrip in California.


 Tommy Alejandrez

Tommy Alejandrez

Transfer College: Cabrillo College

UCSC College Affiliation: Oakes

Major: Latin American & Latino Studies/Sociology


Wendi Ochoa, 2021 Pister Scholarship recipient

Wuendi Ochoa (she/her/hers)

Transfer College: Cañada College

UCSC College Affiliation: Oakes

Major: Business Management Economics

Fun Fact: I decided to attend UCSC because I like it’s nature and also because I got a good scholarship that was just for UCSC students. In my entire community from all the applicants for this scholarship, I was the one who got it so I believe this was a sign.