Near-Peer Ambassadors

The Richmond Promise Near-Peer Ambassadors are current college students who advance the mission of the Richmond Promise and offer critical support to younger students by a) building college awareness among middle school students at Lavonya DeJean Middle School through classroom-based college and career conversations; b) supporting financial aid access for rising Richmond Promise Scholars through our comprehensive school-based campaign at Kennedy High School and DeAnza High School.


Valeria Bejarano, San Francisco State University
Merari Castillo, California State University – East Bay
Paola Chacon, San Francisco State University
Raquel Chavarin, Contra Costa College
Jennifer Jimenez, San Francisco State University
Peter Ligutan, Contra Costa College
Luis Magaña, Berkeley City College
Jenifer Maradiaga, Merritt College
Celina Mendoza, Contra Costa College
Hera Qayyum, Contra Costa College
Brenda Trujillo, Contra Costa College
Wendy Gonzalez, Berkeley City College