Class of 2019
Imani Lige-Crenshaw, Sierra High School, Colorado Springs, CO. Imani has completed her first year at the Daniel College of Business and Denver University and is studying Entrepreneurship.
Christina Davila, Empire High School in Vail, AZ. Christina is enrolled in the Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University and majoring in Nursing.
Michael Fairbanks, Skyline High School in Mesa, AZ. Michael is attending Arizona State University and major in Education.
Emmy Hendricks, Air Academy High School, Colorado Springs, Co. Emmy is at the Colorado School of Mines majoring in Civil Engineering.
Nadira Mitchell, Tucson High School in Tucson, AZ. Nadira has completed her first year at the University of Arizona and is majoring in Natural Resources and Wildlife Conservation.
Katie Pascavis, Basha High School in Chandler, AZ. Katie attending Arizona State University and is majoring in Mechanical and Environmental Engineering.
Madeleine Zheng, University High School in Tucson, AZ. Madeline is enrolled in the Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University and majoring in Biochemistry.
Amy Zhou, Scottsdale Preparatory Academy in Scottsdale, AZ. Amy is finishing her first year at Yale and is majoring in Government.
Class of 2018
Valeria Campuzano, University of Arizona. Valeria plans to pursue a career in medicine. She has volunteered in various organizations in the community, including Villa Maria, and the Boys and Girls Club. On a trip to Mexico, Valeria was inspired by a small boy to assist his family in need. She bought them shoes with her allowance, gathered donations of clothes and food, and delivered everything to the family. She motivated her own family to make this giving a tradition. She hopes to one day become a doctor and work with Doctors Without Borders.
Alysanna Casteneda, University of Arizona. Alysana is majoring in business administration. Alysana’s cousin was diagnosed with Leukemia at a young age. Motivated by her cousin's journey, Alysana became involved with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society; and a local nonprofit, Integrative Touch for Kids. She has helped raise more than $30,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and was recognized as the Society's Student of the Year for 2017.
Grace Dalrymple. Grace has applied to multiple universities and hopes to attend either the University of California Los Angeles or New York University. She hasn’t selected a major, but is interested in a career in law helping sexual assault victims. Grace volunteers throughout the community and with the Andra Heart Foundation, a nonprofit founded in memory of her sister, who died from cardiac arrest. They work to raise awareness of sudden cardiac arrest, have sponsored more than 4,000 ECGs for student athletes and provide community support.
Dallas Green, University of Arizona. Dallas plans to major in Geology. Despite his own hardships, Dallas embodies “taking care of others.” He started volunteering in elementary school through the “Kids Helping Kids” program, then later was part of the Christina Taylor Green Memorial Foundation. He has also volunteered with Team Up for Tucson and numerous other organizations.
Moriah Irving, Scripps College (Claremont, CA). Moriah will major in Neuroscience and Political Science. Impacted by a family tragedy, Moriah volunteers as a peer counselor at Teen Lifeline. The suicide hotline for teens, where calls are answered by other teens, offers a unique opportunity for teens in crisis to speak with a peer. In her studies, Moriah plans to focus on both the science and policy surrounding mental health and hopes to increase understanding about mental health.
Jella Tatil, Colby College (Waterville, ME). Jella will major in Biology. Jella and her family immigrated to the United States from the Philippines when she was 9, and she experienced first-hand the importance of a community that helps in times of need. As an immigrant, Jella was concerned with the lack of assistance for first generation college-bound youth. So, with the help of Las Lagunas de Anza Ambassadors, she created a “What’s Next?” workshop to provide information and assistance.
Class of 2016
Michelle Howard, Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA)
Stephanie Martinez, Arizona State University
Haley Maurice, Bowdoin College (Brunswick, ME)
Mickey McCullough-Cruz, University of Arizona
Keilah Robinson, University of Arizona
Jonacarl Vilchez, Arizona State University
Class of 2015
Class of 2013
Class of 2012
When I was 13 years old, I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Learning how to manage my disease wasn’t the hard part. What was hard was accepting that Type 1 Diabetes was now part of me, forever. The hospital was wonderful bringing me back to health, but they weren’t so great at making me feel…okay.
This experience inspired me to join a group of teens at the University of Arizona Medical Center (now Banner) who wanted to make the hospital a more friendly and comfortable place.
I have continued this passion through a PhD program at the University of Michigan Medical School where I work full-time on research. As I continue down this path, I am more confident each day that
this is how I can make the biggest impact in my community and in the world.
Alisa's Angels scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors from Arizona and the Colorado Springs, Colorado area. Read more about our Colorado Springs eligibility here.
Alisa’s Angels scholarship recipients are working and attending school throughout the nation, from Washington state to Washington DC, Maine to Michigan, Oregon to Orlando.