Hacienda Heights woman living her dream at UCLA



You’d think that after Hacienda Heights
resident Kady Chuaycharoensuk, center, won a Gates Millennium scholarship, she
might take it easy.
But she’s still works up to 16 hours a week at the Guppy
Tea House in Hacienda Heights to help her mother pay the bills.

“I go home on the weekends, so I might as well work,” she said.

The Los Altos High School graduate was is starting her second
semester at UCLA. “I really like it,” said Chuaycharoensuk, 19, who is changing her major from biochemistry to physiological science.

Chuaycharoensuk was among 1,000 students selected nationwide
last year to receive a scholarship from the United Negro College Fund’s
Gates Millennium Scholarship Program.

Read more about the local woman in Juliette Fune’s story at Kady.