My road in life took a while to figure out.
I am a first-generation immigrant and raised by a single mother—as a result, I experienced housing inequality, which led to us moving a lot.
I attended five different high schools in a variety of communities before we eventually settled in San Bernardino County in California.
When I was a junior in high school, I discovered that I was undocumented and a DACA recipient, which greatly impacted my options for attending college.
Determined to not let that hold me back, I started attending San Bernardino Valley College after high school and earned my associate’s degree in liberal studies.
Due to my undocumented status and financial troubles, it took eight years before I was able to attend California State University, San Bernardino, where I earned my bachelor’s degree in sociology.
After becoming aware of the environmental, racial, and social injustices in San Bernardino County, I started becoming more involved in my local community.
I began working at the Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice (CCAEJ), where I organize and help educate community leaders on the issues in order to impact policy decisions.
Through this work, I became passionate about the law and am now pursuing my law degree.
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