Growing up, Katherine Do always thought of librarians as “supernatural beings” who could magically pluck answers from the top of their heads.
Giovanni Mejia discovered his affinity for libraries during his undergraduate studies, although his newfound appreciation for the stacks sometimes came at the cost of his grades.
Varaxy Yi has loved libraries since she was a child, and thanks to the Gates Millennium Scholars Program, she’s able to pursue her MLIS at SJSU on a full scholarship.
Frances Marin, one of 13 participants in the Librarians for Tomorrow program at SJSU, draws on her lifelong love of visual arts to “help bring literacy alive” for children and young adults.
Kamilah Jackson served 10 years in the U.S. Coast Guard, where her duties included inspecting foreign freight at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.