Students for Economic Justice 2018 Fellowship
Arneson Sambile was born on the East Coast and raised in San Diego. He most recently received his associate’s degree from San Diego Miramar/Mesa College and will be transferring to San Francisco State University in the fall. Although he was initially going to pursue a business degree, during his time in the San Diego Community College District he was able to reshape his ambitions and choose to major in sociology with plans of pursuing a double major in Asian American studies and sociology at SFSU. He’s a resident of Mira Mesa, commonly referred to as “Manila Mesa.” Through mentorship from Kirin Macapugay, a community leader and professor at City College, he first learned about social justice. His love for community, culture, and his lived experiences while growing up in San Diego continue to push him to want to make change in his city. As an SEJ Fellow, he hopes to learn ways to address the injustices in our city.