Hazel Piñon

Position: High School Engagement Fellow


Hazel immigrated to the U.S. from the Philippines at the age of eleven, in order to join her mother who had left a year earlier seeking a better future. She is currently studying business at a local college and preparing to transfer to a 4-year university.

She is particularly interested in the High School Engagement Fellowship because she wants to be a mentor and a friend with whom undocumented students can feel personally connected—as her high school counselor was for her. Through this fellowship, she looks forward to advocating for undocumented high school students while learning more about her current situation.

Hazel finds joy spending the day in nature, with her friends and family, and going to concerts.