Titan of Purpose

“Cal State Fullerton changes the world one student at a time. Professors pressed me forward and showed care through mentoring. My research taught me to recognize injustice and to resist fiercely.”

Karla Aguirre was raised in fear and uncertainty because of political unrest in her parents’ home country.

Education was her path to the American Dream. As a teen parent, she enrolled in community college and persevered to become the first in her family to earn a college degree, paving the way for other relatives.

At Cal State Fullerton, Karla completed her fourth degree — a doctorate in education — and awakened to social justice. Through her mentors and research on educational practices in post-apartheid South Africa, she was empowered to fight against marginalization and strive for equity and opportunity for all.

Today, Karla lives her purpose as a school counselor and founder of a nonprofit youth mentoring program, modeling resilience and championing an equitable future for all.

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For more information about this investment opportunity and how your contribution will be used, contact:

Lisa Miller
Associate Director of Development
limiller@fullerton.edu
657-278-2897

Katie McGill
Executive Director of Development
kmcgill@fullerton.edu
657-278-8231