Students for Economic Justice 2014 Fellowship
Val Erze is an undergraduate student at the University of California, San Diego pursuing a major in Political Science and a minor in Critical Gender Studies. On campus, she has worked as both an intern and now as the Director of Local Affairs for the Student Promoted Access Center for Education and Service (SPACES). As a student-run center that focuses on providing access and retention services to higher education for underprivileged and underrepresented students, SPACES has provided her with a chance to experience managing a non-profit center and to connect to other activists in her campus community. Through the SEJ program, she intends to continue building her knowledge of community organizing and social justice in a broader framework. In the future, she hopes to pursue a career in law or public policy while maintaining her commitment to social justice and progressive politics.