Students for Economic Justice 2019 Fellowship
Jesus is a proud second-generation American and first-generation college student from Latinx, immigrant background. Jesus currently goes to Cuyamaca College where he is double-majoring in sociology and political science. He serves as the Associated Student Government president for the students of Cuyamaca College in addition to serving as the president of SPECTRUM, Cuyamaca College’s only LGBTQIA+ club. Through his leadership roles, he has advocated for student rights to basic-need support systems on campus, equity and engagement, co-founded Cuyamaca’s Annual Social Justice Conference, and Magnum Opus, Cuyamaca’s only graduate diversity celebration, amongst other things. In addition, Jesus also works as leader Engagement Ambassador in the Cuyamaca College Office of Student Affairs, where he plans cultural and equity-related programs such as heritage month celebrations. He will transfer to the University of California, Berkeley in the fall of 2019 where he will continue to study sociology. Jesus plans to pursue law school or graduate school after completing his undergraduate work and hopes to start a non-profit organization dedicated to communities of color and the LGBTQIA+ community down the line.