"Yes, it took a long time for me to feel really supported and I feel like there is a way to overcome that, by surrounding yourself with positive people. The Guardian Scholars program has really made me feel like part of UCSB. When I first came to UCSB in 2012 I built friendships with different Guardians Scholars and I felt very welcomed and supported, especially by the oldest girls… Ever since I came to the first event, I feel a sense of community. Previously, when I first started this quarter, I felt very lonely and I had no friends. Guardian Scholars has allowed me to feel comfortable and happy."
UCSB Guardian Scholars Program