As a TRIO scholar, I was given a place of peace amongst the chaos. I am a first generation, female, African-American Engineering student. Everyday I go through trials and tribulations but I know that when I enter the TRiO lounge I will be greeted with smiles, entertaining conversations and I will not be judged. That is why I became a peer advisor. I want to provide another student with that experience of peace, I want to help provide a sense of community and a safe place for everyone who enters. I also want to provide students the tools, resources and support to achieve success at UC Davis and beyond.