Who We Are
Miriam Tellez was born in Mexico City and migrated with her family to Pasadena, CA at the age of 8. In 2006, the entire Tellez Family was welcomed and officiated as a Stars Family. While 2 Tellez siblings remain in STARS, Miriam is a proud alumni. As a first-generation student and DACAmented individual, Miriam attributes her steady transition into Higher Education to the support of the Stars College Program and her Stars College Mentors Anna Ochoa and Kristin Dockery.
With help and encouragement from her support village, Miriam earned her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from California State University, Fullerton in 2019. Along her academic trajectory, Miriam was engaged and empowered by school and community programs such as the Washington Middle School Glee Club, Bright Future Scholars, Ideal Youth, Puente, VADA, and the Summer Vacation Bible Schools at the Altadena Baptist Church. During her college experience, Miriam was involved in SEEK conferences led by the Catholic Organization FOCUS, facilitated college tours as an Orientation Leader, and served as the Identity Lead for the Titan Dreamers Resource Center.
Miriam’s passion for relationships, community development, and outreach were fostered during her time working with the Diversity Inclusion Resource Centers at CSUF. She is ecstatic for the opportunity to serve as the Volunteer Coordinator and aspires to strengthen volunteer & student ties. Her aspiration in this role is to nourish the awe and growth that comes with engagement.
Miriam’s simple pleasures in life include playing a competitive game of sequence with her family, outdoor outings with her loved ones, and diving into solo arts & crafts sessions. She loves to promote and practice self-care practices like boba runs, guided meditations, and dancing.