In Their Words: Andres Arias

Name: Andres Arias

Department/ Major: Sociology and Latin American & Latino Studies double major

What Award/ Scholarship did you receive? Fanny Carruthers

What is you anticipated graduation year: 2016

College: Oakes

Where do you call home? San Jose

With all of the choices for college, what made UC Santa Cruz stand out? Close enough to home and the beauty of the campus.

What is your field of focus? Labor, informal labor and migration

What do you hope to do once you graduate from UC Santa Cruz? Attend a PhD program

What is one memorable moment that stands out for you as a student here? Being part of community initiated and student engaged research with Professor McKay.

What is your one piece of advice for incoming students about life at UC Santa Cruz? Be involved in programs you like. Take advantage of the amazing research opportunities.

How will this scholarship impact your academic life /research? It will cover expenses to attend the American Sociological Association (ASA) Honors Program this summer.