Esmi is from Salinas, California. She is a third year student at California State University, Chico (CSUC) and double majoring in Recreation Administration and Spanish. She is currently a College Mentor for the Pipeline Through College program. Throughout her years at Chico State she has worked with underrepresented students in different capacities, such as an Orientation Peer Academic Advisor and at the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center.
When Esmi was in high school at Salinas High School she was part of a group of students who started a program called No Senior Left Behind. This program was created to help seniors who could not afford extra curricular activities. One of Esmi’s goals after graduation is to attend graduate school for Higher Education.