Our Students Tell Our Story Best.

Meet the Mills students who will lead your campus tour, host you for an overnight visit, and share their personal stories about the transformative power of a Mills education. You can even choose the student ambassador you would like to show you around campus during your visit.

  • Name: Alexina
  • Hometown: Santa Ana, California
  • Major: Sociology
  • Minor: Journalism

“I'm a sophomore and a first-generation student making the most of life in the Bay Area and at Mills. On my tour I'll show you useful resources on campus and share tactics I use to help manage my time. If you have an interest in sociology or journalism, I will give some insight on the professors and classes available at Mills. I'm also happy to answer any questions about academics, the social scene, and anything else that will help you on your college journey. Leaving home was one of the most difficult things I have ever done, but joining the Mills community was the best decision I made.” 

  • Name: Dasia
  • Hometown: Sacramento, California
  • Major: History
  • Minor: African and African diaspora studies

“I am a first-generation sophomore and student of color. I chose Mills because of its small size, and I was drawn to its location in the Bay Area. Mills has given me a great place in which to grow and mature. At Mills I've found a very supportive environment through the faculty and staff who work here. I participated in the Mills Summer Academic Workshop, which is a program for first-generation, college-bound students. This program helped me transition from high school to college. Join my tour and I'll show you the Solidarity Lounge, Rothwell Center, and the Center for Student Leadership, Equity, and Excellence—all places that help students grow academically, socially, and personally.”

  • Name: Erica
  • Hometown: Seattle, Washington
  • Major: Undeclared

“I chose Mills College for a variety of reasons. First, I knew I wanted to go a small, private, liberal arts college that also happens to be historically all women. I also knew that I wanted to be in a large city. Lastly, I wanted a social justice-oriented school. Mills was the perfect fit!”

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  • Name: Ka-Bang
  • Hometown: Apple Valley, California
  • Majors: Women's, gender and sexuality studies and studio art

“I chose Mills because of the immense support I receive from faculty in achieving my academic goals. Because of our student-to-faculty ratio, I'm able to foster close relationships with my professors, who have helped encourage me to double major, study abroad, and create the best work that I can, all while being an independent student. I'm very thankful to all of the faculty for pushing me to work hard and do my best in pursuing my dreams.”

  • Name: Margarita
  • Hometown: Falling Waters, West Virginia
  • Majors: International relations and economics

“I'm a first-generation Latina senior taking full advantage of all the resources Mills College has to offer! Even though my schedule is crazy—trying to complete my two majors, working, and living off campus—I make time for the clubs I am a part of as well as to exploring the Bay Area. If you want to know anything about cross-registering, living on and off campus, having two majors, social life, and Latina/o events join me.”

  • Name: Rebeca
  • Hometown: San Jose, California
  • Majors: Ethnic studies and politics, economics, policy, and law

“I chose Mills because it felt like a place where I could build community with others who have shared passions about changing the world . . . and I have!”

  • Name: Sarah
  • Hometown: Walnut Creek, California
  • Major: Political, legal, and economic analysis

“Come with me and I'll fill you in on how to take full advantage of all of the opportunities Mills has to offer! I have a true passion for my school, and I've had many amazing experiences here. I have taken on leadership roles and participate in as many events as I can in order to take charge of my college experience and get as much out of Mills as possible. I love to explore and be adventurous, and let me tell you, there are so many great aspects to living in this part of the Bay Area! Mills College is a place that I know I thrive in, and my tour will really highlight the special and unique experiences that come along with it.”

  • Name: Sheryl
  • Hometown: Honolulu, Hawai'i
  • Major: Economics

“As a first-generation college student, I chose Mills because of its location in the dynamic San Francisco Bay Area and its commitment to serving and empowering those historically barred from access to higher education. I wanted a liberal arts education that would challenge me, but would also have a culture of students supporting and building each other up.”

  • Name: Tania
  • Hometown: Davenport, Florida
  • Majors: Theater and history
  • Minor: French & Francophone studies

“I transferred to Mills in the fall of my sophomore year. I wanted to attend a liberal arts institution with small class sizes, challenging material, and close relationships between students and their professors. Additionally, I love the tight-knit community of an historically women's college because it feels like a large family, not just a school. I'm also so proud of the trans-inclusive policy at Mills. Both as a historically women's institution and a school dedicated to trans inclusion, Mills maintains a culture of social awareness and inclusion. Going to Mills has been one of the best decisions I've ever made!”

  • Name: Tess
  • Hometown: Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Major: Political, legal, and economic analysis
  • Minor: Women’s studies

“Take my tour to learn about the ways Mills will push you to become an empowered, independent, and outspoken person. I am passionate about social justice and law and will provide insight on life-changing professors and courses that grapple with the prison industrial complex, restorative justice, racial segregation, gentrification, urban education, capitalism, the welfare state, immigration policy, and intersectional social justice movements of the Bay Area! You'll learn about Mills history, traditions, and exceptional alumnae that make me proud to be part of this supportive community. On my tour I'll point out the various hidden spots to study and have fun on campus. In my free time I love to play violin, make book art, hike, bike ride, explore Oakland, attend concerts at the Fox Theater, and, most of all, read feminist and queer theory on Holmgren Meadow.”