Students for Economic Justice 2016 Fellowship
Krystl Fabella was born in Manila, Philippines where she observed first-hand stark-class disparities between impoverished and privileged communities, fueling her pursuit to break down barriers that underserved communities face and use education as a vehicle for empowerment. While attending UC San Diego, her passion for social justice, activism, and advocacy began when she ran a UC-wide campaign against sexual assault and helped successfully secure improved prevention education at UCSD. This past year she had the opportunity to serve as the undergraduate Vice President of External Affairs, lobbying state officials and organizing UC-wide for college affordability and accessibility. Here, she learned the power of diverse communities coming together to understand and address issues of social, economic, and racial injustice. Currently, she is working on the first UCSD high school civic engagement program and continues to pursue creating pipelines to higher education.