Name: Margherita Scussat
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 immigration and equal opportunities. Both my parents immigrated to the US from Italy with job offers, and they are now very happy here. I want to make sure that everyone, no matter their cultural background, feels welcomed, supported, and valued in our community.
What activities do like to do regularly as a pastime?
I enjoy playing volleyball, and was on Dos Pueblos' volleyball team this past school year. I also sail several times a week on my family's Hobie 16 catamaran. I play two instruments: flute and piano. In my free time I also adore baking and cooking, or playing tennis with my family and friends.
What clubs/organizations/sports/job are you involved with outside of youth making change?
I was on Dos Pueblos' volleyball team this past year. At Dos Pueblos I was a member of Women in Technology club, Women Empowerment Club, and a representative of the freshman class. At school, I was on the Mock Trial team. Finally, I was historian of the non-profit, Santa Barbara Sea Shells last year.