Ep 20 - Quetzal Mama

Hello listeners! 

This week we had a wonderful interview with Roxanne Ocampo better known as Quetzal Mama. Roxanne is an award winning author, public speaker, blogger, and national college admissions expert. She began coaching students after helping her own children earn admission to every Ivy League campus and other highly selective campuses like Stanford, UCLA, USC, and Berkeley. Her non-profit program “Quetzal Mama Scholars” serves students in eight North San Diego County high school districts. She is a Doctoral Fellow at University of California at San Diego, researching “Undermatching” of California, Latina/o, high-performing, low-income, first generation high school students.

Roxanne shared her story and amazing tips for upcoming college students and anyone who is thinking about applying to Ivy League schools.

Coffee of the day

James Coffee  - James Coffee strives to instill in you a confidence that the conclusion of your bean’s journey will be a fantastic cup of coffee.

Quetzal Mama's remedio: 

Walk of Gratitude - Roxanne shared that her remedy to feel good every day is speaking gratitude statements with every step you make from the moment you get out of bed to the first activity you do. 

Quetzal Mama's quote of the day:

The end of all education should surely be service to others. - Cesar Chavez

Find Quetzal Mama online: 

Quetzal Mama's website

Quetzal Mama's Facebook Page

Thank you to Henry Castro for being our fantastic producer and for the song of the show Negrita Bailadora. Find more about his music here

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