Position: High School Engagement Fellow
Ricardo immigrated to the U.S. from Guadalajara, Mexico at the age of ten. He is currently attending Contra Costa College and plans to transfer to a four-year university to study mechanical engineering and Chicano studies.
At Contra Costa College, Ricardo volunteers at an organization that provides free legal workshops for students and community members. He is also working with administrators to create a space on campus for undocumented students.
Ricardo finds joy in volunteering, camping, swimming, and spending time with his friends and families. Through the High School Engagement Fellowship, Ricardo wants to inspire and empower people, instill self-determination and pride in students, and create a support system for students to achieve their academic goals.