Assistant Director, Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars Program
University of Florida
Erica Aguiar is a first-gen Cuban woman from the city of live mermaids, Weeki Wachee, Florida. An alum of the University of Florida and the CSP program at Bowling Green State University, she currently serves as the assistant director of the Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars Program, a need-based scholarship program for first-generation students at the University of Florida. She also serves as the institutional representative for NASPA’s First Forward program, an advisory program recognizing institutions doing innovative work in the arena of first-gen success.