Students for Economic Justice 2017 Fellowship
Diana Gonzalez is a born and raised San Diegan who is interested in pursuing her master’s degree in Social Work with an emphasis in Gerontology. She currently attends the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District and plans to transfer to SDSU. She would like to become part of the change in her neighborhood through advocating for quality education in low-income communities. She recognizes that knowing how the system is set up is crucial towards uncovering untapped talent in our youth.
Diana is not only aware of the struggle but is able to empathize and understand it from her own experience. For her, helping people goes further than for self-growth and development purposes, but rather for personal reasons. She has been susceptible to the injustices that come from being part of what society categorizes as “minorities” for most of her childhood and continues to face these challenges in her everyday life. She grew up in Barrio Logan along with her six brothers and sisters by immigrant parents. Throughout her life she witnessed the obstacles that the working class have to endure in order to make a decent living. Being part of the Students of Economic Justice (SEJ) fellowship, she hopes to gain the knowledge and experience to stimulate change in our communities.