Students for Economic Justice 2018 Fellowship
Ignacio Hernández Valverde is a student leader and community advocate. After studying film production at San Diego City College, he’s transferring to the University of California at Berkeley next spring. He has served the community in different ways, including as an intern with the American Federation of Teachers Local 1931, as president of San Diego City College’s Associated Students Government, and as student trustee of the San Diego Community College District.
His academic goals are to finish his undergraduate education at Berkeley, then earn a master’s and a doctorate. He wants to continue advocating for students and unions at UC Berkeley and anywhere he goes after that. He’s a DREAMer and has advocated for DREAMers in San Diego County, in Sacramento, and in Washington, D.C. He loves learning new things, including how to help others. His long-term goal is to continue to empower and inspire others to speak up and know they have a voice. He is beyond excited to start Center on Policy Initiative’s Student for Economic Justice Fellowship this summer!