Who We Are

Sabrina Cardenas

Stars K23 Program Leader

sabrinac@gostars.org

Sabrina Cardenas was born and raised in Pasadena, CA. She has two older sisters, which makes her the baby. She is also an aunt to four nieces and two nephews, that she loves with all of her heart. She has been involved with the Stars Program since she was in the first grade and has also been involved in the Mentoring Program. Her mentor, Val Nakada, is still in her life. She graduated from Azusa High school in 2018 and subsequently attended Washington State University. Her previous dream job was to become a Zoologist, but when she was told that she didn’t have the financial aid to stay at Washington state, she came back home. It took her a while to think about what God wanted her to truly succeed in. Just last year, she decided that her call from God is to become a Child and Adolescent Psychologist. She is studying at Pasadena City College working toward an Associates in Arts Degree for Transfer to California State University Northridge. She is one year away from being able to graduate. When she receives her Bachelor’s Degree, she wants to further her education and obtain her Ph.D. God has opened her eyes and helped her dig into her heart, helping her to realize that she is destined to work with children. She wants to help children in her community, as well as in other states. When she’s not clocked in, she loves to paint her nails, go for walks, runs, watch movies, play with her nieces and nephews, and drink lots and lots of coffee.