Serve Others and Give Back
Looking at CBA student Gervilyn Cadimas today, it is easy to see a professional and polished young businesswoman. What is not readily apparent is her tumultuous past. When she was a young child growing up in the Philippines, her father passed away leaving her family in conditions that were difficult at best.
To pursue her education ― which she financed on her own ― Cadimas worked all through college while maintaining academic excellence, participating as a competitive swimmer and coach, and completing numerous internships. For her efforts, she received the Business Alumni Chapter Scholarship in 2019.
Cadimas says she hopes to continue to support the same freedoms and opportunities that have allowed her to excel and become who she is today.
This country has blessed me with limitless opportunities, and I want to pay it forward, said Cadimas. She is currently in law school with her ultimate sights on founding a non-profit dedicated to helping immigrants from underrepresented communities with their assimilation to the United States.
Cadimas is confident that her studies in entrepreneurship and finance at Sacramento State and her life experience have prepared her well to reach her dreams. "Overcoming great adversity taught me that I can face life's challenges with perserverance and faith, and hopefully inspire those around me," she said.