Name: Deisy Mendez
School: Santa Maria 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 towards immigration, mental health and LGBTQ.The reason behind it is I come from parents who immigrated to the United States and I have seen/heard about what is happening about children being separated from there parents. Also mental health is big concern that all ages deal with and often have a hard time to express how they feel. Lastly LGBTQ is also other concern people should be able to express their feelings and be with whoever they want to be with but often they can’t because they are criticize.
What activities do like to do regularly as a pastime?
My hobbies are listening to music, helping others, and walking. I try to be involve in activities such as helping at the food bank and going to the homeless shelter.
What clubs/organizations/sports/job are you involved with outside of youth making change?
I am involved in clubs like Close Up Washington, Key Club and CE’ENI.
Is there anything else that you would like people to know about yourself?
I am looking forward to expanding my communication skills and getting to know more people