Students for Economic Justice 2013 Fellowship
Margarita Vargas Patron attends the University of San Diego. She is majoring in Sociology with a minor in Biology. As a first generation, studious daughter from an immigrant working class, she has always been told to make something of herself. That something took the shape of a career in the health field as a doctor; however, as the years at USD went by, she began losing interest in the pursuit of this career because it seemed unlikely that in the future she would be able to pursue ambitious plans towards fighting for social justice. For that reason, she is very excited to be a part of SEJ summer internship program to become exposed to the struggles of San Diego and ways to help so those skills and knowledge can be used later in life. In the future, she plans on attending graduate school. In her spare time, she enjoys dancing, family time, helping her community, and reading books, especially from authors Isabele Allende and Brandon Sanderson.