Nelson Mancia

Position: High School Engagement Fellow


Nelson immigrated to the U.S. from El Salvador at the age of nine to reunite with his mother. He is starting his first semester at San Francisco State University, where he will be studying statistics. He is a hardworking and humble student who continues to seek out challenges and does not settle for less.

From his early years in the United States, Nelson found strength and encouragement growing up in a community of students and families with backgrounds similar to his own. These interactions motivated him to participate in multiple organizations throughout high school and to share resources and information with other students. Through the High School Engagement Fellowship, Nelson looks forward to learning about the immigrant population in different high schools, finding solutions to various problems they are currently facing, and building a good relationship with students.

Nelson finds joy in playing and watching soccer, listening to music, playing video games, and watching movies.