2013 Nominee: Stephanie Bravo
The New Americano
Stephanie Bravo is a Mexican American from San Jose, California, and founder of the StudentMentor.org, a free online student mentorship service providing resources for disadvantaged students in search of a college degree. Bravo was inspired to create this site from her mentorship experience at The Stanford University Minority Medical Alliance Medical Mentorship Program (SUMMA MMP), while at San Jose State University. Although she applied herself and got accepted into medical school, Bravo put her dream of becoming a physician on the backburner to pursue her passion for education.