Stephanie Lam, Program Intern 2014
Hello! My name is Stephanie and I recently graduated from University of California, Santa Cruz with a BA in Psychology and Sociology. I became involved with La Clase Mágica after my term was over at another after school program, Change 4 Good, founded by Dr. Regina Langhout, and I met Dr. Vasquez and Caroline Collins at the annual UC-Links conference in March 2013. I wanted to continue to participate in communities like Change 4 Good, so I asked Dr. Vasquez and Caroline at UC-links if they were taking any interns the upcoming year. Now, here I am! Assisting at the oldest site, collaborating with Sandra Telles and Dr. Vasquez with their new program initiation, grant writing, and whatever is needed.
At Solana Beach the teens and I are collaborating on projects of their interest (more to come in the future). I am here to encourage them to own the space they are in and explore their potential. Thus being said, I have interest in community research in a university-community partnership working with youth. As I write this, I am in the last phase of my graduate applications. Thank you for having me La Clase Mágica and wish me luck!
Hi everyone! My name is Fatima and I'm a fourth year at UC San Diego. I am studying
human development with a focus on cognitive development in children and
education. I've been part of LCM for a year and still counting! This
year, I'll be helping LCM keep in contact with international partners
like Colombia and Mexico. I will also be assisting the Fellows program and
holding workshops for UG's and the LCM fellows. If you have any
questions or need any tips for LCM, please contact me at
My name is Miguel Eduardo Lomeli Mendoza, and I am currently a senior at the Preuss School UC San Diego. As part of senior year we as students are required to participate in an internship during a twelve week period. I interned with La Clase Mágica under the supervision of Sandra Telles. When I found out I would intern with La Clase Mágica I was quite intrigued knowing the mission of the organization and thinking what could I possibly do as an intern here. I was also very nervous the first day since it would be my first internship/work experience ever. While at La Clase Mágica I completed office tasks like scanning, organizing files, and creating documents. I also helped Sandra Telles in the other creative tasks she asked me to do. I really enjoyed the time and experiences I had while at La Clase Mágica as well as the opportunities it has given me to meet new people like Olga Vasquez, Sandra Telles, and current college students, who I would not have met in any other circumstances.
I am planning to attend a four year university (UCSD or San Luis Obispo) enroll in the business management program and after ending those four years hopefully continuing my education at UCLA’s school of business. I encourage other people to participate in La Clase Mágica as it has given me a very enjoyable and nurturing experience which I hope many more could go through.