My name is Vanessa Aguilar and I am going into my second year of college as a Computer Science major. I joined SHPE the second semester of college because I felt that as a first-generation college student I lacked sufficient knowledge about how to navigate through college, especially as an engineering student. The CSULB SHPE chapter has provided me with support and guidance to further my education and has opened many more opportunities for me. I’ve benefited from being surrounded by so many driven and resilient members who are working towards their own goals because it has allowed me to see that there are many paths toward achieving a goal and that I have to find my own. A goal I have for the upcoming year is to gain my first internship and hopefully be closer to knowing what I would like to do with my major.