Students for Economic Justice 2016 Fellowship
Daniel Juarez was born in San Diego, CA, and grew up in Tijuana, MX up until she was 11 years old. Due to financial difficulties, Daniel and her family moved to San Ysidro, to seek access to education and economic stability. Growing up in a working class immigrant community, She was well aware of the ways in which people from her community were disenfranchised politically, socially, and economically. Currently, Daniel is an Ethnic Studies major and Communications minor at UC San Diego, where they have dedicated their time to student advocacy, and organizing on efforts regarding access and affordability to higher education.
Daniel has worked on University systemwide and statewide issues through the Associated Students (AS) Office of External Affairs, and the UC Student Association. Daniel also worked as a student-staff intern at the Raza Resource Centro as part of the first cohort of interns. At the moment, Daniel works for the Early Academic Outreach Program at UC San Diego as the Office Assistant, and sits on the AS Council as the Associate Vice President for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, and next year she will serve UC San Diego students as Student Body President. Daniel’s long-term goal is to do community-based organizing in her hometown, and she hopes that the SEJ program will give her the tools and skills necessary to do just that.