My name is Elena Coral. I have lived in Fairfield, California my whole life. I played soccer for about 14 years of my life and enjoyed every second of it. I knew right from the start I wanted to go to college and be the first generation in my family to go to college. I also love exploring and going on wild adventures with my friends and eating out with them. I have a younger brother and it is only me in my family.

Being a full-time student, part time worker and full-time sister, it brings a lot of challenges to my life, but it is okay do not ever give up! I worked at a pizza place, and I currently work at Target. In between these circumstances I would go to soccer games and practices. Then I would take care of my brother and myself. It was a lot of work, but I never underestimated my abilities when it came to my family and me.

When I applied to college back in August and September, never in my dreams would I have thought to be accepted to my number 1 school! I got into my top school, which was the University of California, Davis. I was so ecstatic, and I already knew exactly which college I wanted to attend. Throughout the years it was full of blood, sweat, tears and multiple sacrifices to get to where I am.

I am so grateful for the things that I have and what my dad has provided for me. I realized I worked extremely hard to get where I am at. There was perseverance and I had no fear of getting what I wanted. One thing that I learned the past four years, is to have some fire, be unstoppable, be a force of nature.