Lexius Waltar

As a first-generation college student, Lexius Waltar ’20 carries daily inspiration: “It means a lot to me and my family that I was able to continue pursuing my passions into higher education.”

Majoring in Environmental Systems, with a minor in African American studies, Waltar makes time in her busy schedule to advocate for other students’ success, as a freshman-mentoring intern with the Summer Bridge program and as a member of the Black Student Union. She also attended the University of the West Indies, on a study-abroad program.

Access to UC San Diego has expanded her horizons, and she’s ready to pay it forward: “This opportunity has not only opened doors for me but also for my family.

Chancellor's Associates Scholars