Despite this remarkable progress, the COVID pandemic added tremendous setbacks to our country’s entire educational system. It has impacted our college students, who were already burdened with numerous challenges like food insecurities, homelessness, and inflation. Our college adjusted to provide online classes so students can continue to take courses with support services. We obtained federal grants to support students with tuition assistance, food, housing, mental healthcare, and childcare.
As an immigrant who worked through college with no financial aid, I understand the challenges student may face when there is no support in achieving their educational goals.
As a Trustee, I will continue to advocate for opportunities for our students and ensure they can obtain the education necessary for lifelong success in a good-paying career while keeping costs low, shortening the time needed to finish, and providing the essential support for success.
I am running for re-election to the Rio Hondo Community College District Board of Trustees, Area 5, and I humbly ask for your vote.
First and foremost, I am grateful for your trust in me to serve our community as your Rio Hondo College District Trustee.
Since being elected in 2018, I have worked hard to execute my priorities to champion student success, increase the graduation completion rate, create career pathways for high-paying jobs, increase scholarship opportunities, and maintain fiscal stability.
I am a former Dreamer, an immigrant from Guatemala, a product of public education, proud alumnus of East Los Angeles Community College, and California State University Los Angeles.