Luz wishes for a spa day.


Being a graduate student has definitely been a wonderful experience but, at the same time, very stressful. I remember the first semester, I was taking 17 units, and at the same time, working at my internship and regular job, I was exhausted. Going to get a massage or facial (when I had the opportunity and budget) was something I always looked for to distress myself. While facials provide many tangible benefits, one of the intangible benefits of facials is feeling relaxed and peaceful. When getting a facial/message, I feel that I relieve all the tension and stress, which has helping me to find mental peace.

Scholar Biography

My name is Luz Hernandez; I am a graduate student at UC Berkeley. I immigrated to the United States when I was fourteen years old. I am a first-generation student. My journey to higher education has not been easy, but I am proud to say that I am graduating in May 2023 with my Master’s in Social Work.