Name: Bel Meza
School: Santa Barbara High School
What issue area are you most passionate about? Which do you know the most about? (Immigration, environment, woman’s rights, mental health, LGBTQ rights, etc.):
I’m most passionate about mental heath, LGBTQ+, and immigration because I have a close relative who is a part of the LGBTQ+ community and I see some of the struggles they have to go through. I also have family that has immigrated to the U.S. for a more successful future and mental health is important to me because many teens struggle with mental health and don’t get the help/services they need.
What activities do like to do regularly as a pastime?
My hobbies are hanging out with friends, watching movies, going to the beach, cheerleading, and the gym. I’m a very active person.
What clubs/organizations/sports/job are you involved with outside of youth making change?
I am on the SBHS cheer/stunt team.
Is there anything else that you would like people to know about yourself?
I’m a very open person and always here to listen and give advice.