Name: Karissa Fields
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 social justice issues pertaining to the criminal justice system and mass incarceration. The disproportionate rates of Racial incarceration are alarming. I’m also passionate about issues involving immigration specifically the treatment of immigrants at camps and holding centers. The inhumane treatment of immigrants is heartbreaking to see as a Mexican American myself. No Human is illegal. I also channel my activism towards environmental and women’s rights.
What activities do like to do regularly as a pastime?
I enjoy reading, going to the beach with friends, and painting/drawing
What clubs/organizations/sports/job are you involved with outside of youth making change?
I’m the editor in chief of my school paper the forge. I’m on the girls golf team. I’ve also been on the varsity mock trial team since my sophomore year. I am a volunteer at hearts therapeutic equestrian center.