Maria Aguilar


“Because of my family's economic position, there has always be a lack of financial knowledge. I cannot thank this program enough for working with me and giving me the opportunity to become proficient on my financial skills.”

Ever since she was a little girl, Maria’s dad would take her to the house he was building for their family in Mexico. From that young age, she has been intrigued by the whole process of engineering, so she is excited to finally be pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering. As a first generation student, she was put in many unfamiliar situations in her first two years at FGCU, but thanks to the support from FGCU staff, Earn to Learn FL, and other advisors, she has continued fighting for her success and has thrived in college.

Ever since she was a little girl, Maria’s dad would take her to the house he was building for their family in Mexico. From that young age, she has been intrigued by the whole process of engineering, so she is excited to finally be pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering. As a first generation student, she was put in many unfamiliar situations in her first two years at FGCU, but thanks to the support from FGCU staff, Earn to Learn FL, and other advisors, she has continued fighting for her success and has thrived in college.