Rebeca Delgado – Office of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein – is a Political Science and Chicano Studies Double Major Student at Fresno State. She was born in Michoacán, Mexico and immigrated to the United States as a young girl. Rebeca has lived in the Central Valley the majority of her life and calls Kerman, California home.
Rebeca is also part of the College of Social Science Honors Program at Fresno State. After graduation, Rebeca plans to enroll in the Social Science Credential Program at Fresno State. She hopes to return to her community and teach United States Government. Rebeca Delgado plans to inspire the next generation of young leaders.
Mariela Gomez – Office of Assemblymember Vince Fong – is currently working towards a Masters in Public Administration at California State University (CSU), Bakersfield. She is projected to graduate in Spring of 2020.
Mariela’s ultimate goal is to continue advocating for student matters and legal issues, in general, to create policies in an accessible, affordable, and equitable fashion.
As a first-generation college student and daughter of migrant field workers, she truly values the education and opportunities she has been able to take advantage of while pursuing higher education. Prior to graduate school, she served as the President of Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) at CSU Bakersfield and served as the official representative of the student body regarding campus and system-wide concerns while advocating in Sacramento, New York, and Washington D.C.
Sarah Martinez – Office of Senator Andy Vidak and Office of U.S. Congressman Jim Costa – is a Master of Social Work student at California State University, Fresno and a Maddy Institute Legislative Intern.
She has an expected graduation date of Spring 2020 and hopes to receive her license to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker after graduation. She is passionate about public policy and social work, especially in Fresno and the Central Valley.
Mindy Manafe – Office of Assemblymember Dr. Joaquin Arambula – is currently pursuing a degree in Political Science at Fresno State, where she intends to focus on International relations in order to learn about global issues, foreign policies, and relations among countries.Her goal is to be able working in international network, dealing with issues between countries, and involve in the policy making process. She had interest in politics and enjoy being current with many issues especially when it comes to minorities discrimination and religious rights. She plans to pursue higher education in International affairs specifically in global commerce and finance.
Mariela Mendez – Office of U.S. Congressman Jim Costa – is a Central Valley native residing in Madera County. She is a senior at California State University, Fresno and her focus of study is Philosophy with an emphasis in Law and a minor in Peace and Conflict studies. She plans to enroll in law school by Fall 2019 to reach her goal of becoming a public policy attorney.
Jaskaran (Jassi) Singh – Office of Fresno City Councilmember Esmeralda Soria – is currently working towards a Bachelors in Political Science at California State University, Fresno. He is projected to graduate in May 2020.
As an undergraduate student born and raised here in the San Joaquin Valley, Jassi remains deeply attached to the problems which face our Valley in the present day. As a son of first generation Sikh-Americans, Jassi takes pride in the diversity of the Valley, and the problems which all our communities face regardless of their culture.
Jassi will be the first member of his family to graduate from college. Upon graduation, he wants to pursue a legal education, specializing in human rights.