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Graciela Gomez

Graciela smiles and stands in the dappled sunlight underneath trees in Red Square. Graciela wears a white striped top and jeans.

Hometown

Seattle, WA

Major

Human Services

Interests

I have been involved with Planned Parenthood Generation, which is a club on campus that focuses on intersectional feminism and covers the many topics within that umbrella. I've been their social media manager which has given me a larger perspective on how our government works and how it can affect real people. I have previously been involved with the Latinx Student Union as a guest presenter and member, as well as Westernís KUGS radio station.

My advice for incoming or prospective students.

Don't be afraid to be vulnerable and ask for help! Higher education can seem scary but that's only if you don't use your resources. I have been lucky to be supported by professors and friends, especially after asking for help. This is imperative for those who are first-generation students! Another piece of advice I have is to find your community, college is a lot more enjoyable when you have a community around you.

What I like most about Western.

I love the amount of student activism on our campus, it shows how passionate our student body is to make changes not only for their own education but also for those that will be coming afterward. Students have a history of creating spaces so that their peers can be their truest selves and I value all of their efforts.