I grew up in Oxnard, a small city in Ventura County full of culture, diversity and fields. My family and I value our Hispanic heritage, our community ties, and strong work ethic. As a first-generation college student, who has had to witness the financial hardships her family has had to overcome, it feels really incredible to be part of a foundation that is dedicated to bettering the lives of farmworkers. I am currently a senior at California State University, Fresno majoring in Sociology. I plan on pursuing a master’s degree in Public Administration and seeking a career where I will be able to make positive changes in my community. I am vested in giving back to the farmworker community because they do so much for our society, and it’s time their voices are heard and their needs are meant.