Esmerelda Trejo

Esmeralda Trejo ’13

Assistant Director School of Medicine Pathway Programs, University of California, Riverside

Esmeralda Trejo is currently working for the University of California Riverside. Working with the underprivileged students to try to place them into successful positions in STEM fields. Working specifically within the pathway to the medicine programs to bring first generation students into medicine if they are passionate about the field of study.

Esmeralda was previously a Regional Coordinator for the Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP) at the University of California, Riverside. She worked closely with disadvantaged high school students in Riverside County to increase college enrollment and degree attainment. Her passions include increasing women of color to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and college access for first-generation and/or low-income students.

Esmeralda graduated from Claremont McKenna College in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology-Chemistry. She is currently completing her Master of Science degree in Higher Education at California State University, Fullerton. She has served as a mentor with the PUENTE Program at Riverside City College and is a member of AAUW chapter in Riverside that provides middle school girls the opportunity to attend a science camp at UCSD or Whittier College.

Currently, Esmeralda resides in Corona, CA with her husband and her two guinea pigs. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with her niece and nephew.