Name: Katrina Monique Rodriguez
School: Allan Hancock College
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.):
Advocating for mental health access, sexual violence, and child abuse is something I'm very passionate about. These are issues that our community does not pay enough attention to, and social media has become the primary vehicle for glamorizing them, despite the fact that we have no influence over individuals who violate people's rights and safety... I believe we can discover ways to increase the access to services while also reducing the social stigma associated with these difficulties. I've personally been affected by these issues and continue to resist the stigma by advocating for myself and others.
What activities do like to do regularly as a pastime?
I've recently been focusing my energy into self-help books, not only to better myself but to understand myself better to cleanse my heart. I focus the majority of my time between taking care of my plants, cleansing my crystals, or doing yoga.
What clubs/organizations/sports/job are you involved with outside of youth making change?
Outside of YMC, I am apart of EOPS at Allan Hancock and will be volunteering to local community groups.