Destiny Garcia, Ph.D. candidate in Engineering


The new UC Davis Guardian Professions Program offers assistance to former foster youth wanting to pursue a graduate degree.

Our mission is multi-faceted: 1) We educate undergraduates with a background in foster care about graduate school, the advantages of earning an advanced degree and the career opportunities associated with different programs; 2) We offer supportive services to former foster youth as they develop the necessary academic experience and the skills to apply for graduate degrees successfully; 3) We coach applicants through the complex application process and provide small scholarships to cover the associated expenses; and 4) We provide supportive services during the time a student is enrolled as an advanced degree student at the university in order to ensure successful completion of the degree objective.

If you are interested in pursuing an advanced degree (and spent time in foster care in California or were a ward of the court), please tell us a little more information about you or reach out to Jacques Bowyer directly for further information.