When we interviewed Martha Flores via zoom in March 2020, she spoke to us on a computer borrowed from her teacher. She was a senior at Otay Ranch High School who had an interest in videography. She was going to UC Davis in the fall and was seeking funding to purchase a laptop. We are so glad to hear the funding helped get her through her first semester in college:
To start off, I don't know how I would have survived my first semester of university without this grant. I have been able to make so much progress both in school and professional work life. To began, I was able to offer my very own video services and edit them on my new laptop. I have worked on a memorial video for a close friend and a real estate advertisement. I was also able to produce a film for my film class all from the comfort of my very first computer.