Meet Maya Garcia ’25

Hi there! I’m Maya, a junior from Seattle, WA. I’m majoring in Politics and minoring in Middle East and North Africa Studies. Outside of class, I’m involved in the Prison Abolition club and Watu Weusi, the affinity group for Black students. Throughout most of my college application process, I was unsure of what I wanted, but was very adamant about not applying to a women’s college after attending an all-girls high school. When narrowing down what I valued and hoped to find in college, I knew that I wanted a small learning environment where I felt supported and a strong sense of community from my professors and peers. I was searching for a college with strong academics with a welcoming learning environment. Within five minutes of learning about Scripps, I realized that it embodied everything I was seeking, so I put my preconceived notions of women’s colleges aside and applied. Now, I’m starting my third year and I couldn’t be more thrilled that I’m at Scripps! I’ve loved being able to help students navigate the college process as an admissions ambassador. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out, my email is [email protected]. I look forward to hearing from you.