Name: Clare Schneider
School: Dos Pueblos 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 am most passionate about mental health, the environment, LGBTQ+ rights, and equal education. I am part of the LGBTQ+ community and I have some mental health problems, so I am invested in these departments. I think that the education system in California is really struggling and that people, especially minorities are given unequal education. Lastly, I believe the environment is very urgent because in ten years the effects of climate change might be irreversible, and we will be left with a slowly dying world.
What activities do like to do regularly as a pastime?
I am a big theater geek and I have been doing theater performances since junior high. I love to read and write creatively. Lastly, I love hiking, biking, and being outside in nature. Recently I just went on a backpacking trip that I planned with my friends.
What clubs/organizations/sports/job are you involved with outside of youth making change?
I am on the track and field team at DPHS. There I am also part of DP Pathways, Catholic club, AVID and the DPEA. I also help in my church as a Junior Core member.
Is there anything else that you would like people to know about yourself?
I am involved with all the theater clubs at my school. I am involved with Lights Up! Theater company. I am involved with Hillside House and was about to volunteer there before COVID-19 happened.