Jan 2015, Alumni eNewsletter 
New year. New days. New desires. New chances. New you.

Alumni Speakers Shine at Homecoming 2014-2015
This Month's Featured Alumni
By Amaris Tang
UC San Diego '16

I am back from Asia! The fast-paced madness, the towering skyscrapers and the historical sites made Hong Kong the most cosmopolitan city I've studied abroad in. There are no better words to describe my experience then to say it was the best semester of my life. While I was abroad, I also discovered a new hobby of doing "vlogs" and managed to fit my ENTIRE trip into a five minute video titled, Ways Study Abroad Will Change Your LifeThank you so much Jacqueline Le (UC San Diego '17) for being our Alumni Coordinator during Fall 2014. You did a fantastic job! Thanks for being a star alum! Let's see what our other alums are up to!
Heidon Fung, Stevens Institute of Technology '16
Heidon has been actively involved in programming projects and in Google Analytic Reports/Data Mining research this past year. He is majoring in Computer Engineering and plans to continue his education to get a Masters' in Software Engineering.
Jesse Lopez, MIT '08
We recently saw Jesse at the Class of 2004's class reunion! He is currently working as the Senior Manager of Strategy for Mondelez Latin America, one of the world's largest snack companies!
Minh Trang Vy, Harvey Mudd College '16
We all make goals for the new year and our future. Trang hopes to intern with the multimillionaire creator of Dreamhost at his start-up for Bitcoins. 
Perla Rubi, Bowdoin College '17
Star student Perla, carried her leadership skills with her to college and is now serving as a Board Member of Programming for the Latin American Student Organization! 
Jocelynn Nobouphasavanh, UC Berkeley '15
Jocelynn taught a student-directed course about Pokemon and the social and political effects and theoretical tangibility within the real world!
News You Can Use! 
Extended Library Privileges for CASP at UCSD
As a Chancellor's Associates Scholar (CASP) you receive a 90-day checkout period for most materials (with up to 6 renewals), a checkout limit of 200 items, and access to film and video materials. So use these benefits!
Scholarship Opportunities
Application Deadline - March 2, 2015
MANA de San Diego Scholarship
Orientation Session - February 8, 2015
This scholarship provides financial assistance to Latinas enrolled in community college or university, pursuing a Bachelor degree through doctoral programs. Click here for details.
Asian Pacific Fund Scholarship Programs
Application Deadline - February 20, 2015
Asian Pacific Fund administers 12 scholarship programs, each with unique eligibility criteria. Amounts range from $1,000 to $20,000 and many are renewable. Click here for details.
What's Going on at Preuss? 
Preuss 9-11th Graders Visit UC Riverside!
April 25, 2015
Preuss students will be attending the Latino High School Conference at UC Riverside. If any alumni would be interested to meet with Ms. Resendez and the students to answer questions and possibly tour the campus, please contact Ms. Resendez.
Got Musical Instruments?
The Preuss School music department is accepting donations of musical instruments to support their performing band to perform at rallies, games, etc. In need of amplifiers, electric bass, and electric guitar. Please contact Ms. Resendez.
Donations for Students to De-Stress!
Have any old board games or chess sets that you don't play with anymore? Yoga mats or relaxing music? We are accepting any donation items to provide student services for students to de-stress during finals week! Please contact Ms. Resendez.
In This Issue

All MKC scholars are eligible for a one time graduate school grant from the Weil family once they graduate from undergraduate school.  You do not need 
to apply to the scholarship again. All you have to do is email Macy Olivas at 

We want to feature YOU in our next eNewsletter!

Amaris Tang 
Alumni Coordinator
Class of 2012 Alumna 

Jessica Resendez
Academic Advisor