Miquitzli Herrera is currently a student at East Los Angeles College (ELAC) with an intended major in Sociology and is scheduled to transfer to a four year University by 2020. She is a graduate from the Alliance College-Ready Charter High School ESAT in Los Angeles, CA. Miquitzli’s educational experience is unique in that she attended both private and charter schools during her K-12 years. Throughout her high school career, Miquitzli’s participation in programs like the Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Program, UCLA Saturday Business Academy, and NCLR Lideres Summit allowed her to gain experience and skills to be able to apply in her academic career. In her short time at ELAC, she has been actively involved in clubs and organizations like the Sociology Club and Delloro Social Justice Program with an intention of building community and social awareness. In addition to being involved on campus, Miquitzli has been involved in her community for years by volunteering on political campaigns. She worked on campaigns that helped elect President Barack Obama in 2008 and Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo in 2017. With the help and guidance from former counselors and current advisors, Miquitzli is working to transfer to UCLA or UC Berkeley.