Advocating for social justice.
Valeria’s identity and pride is deeply rooted in her vibrant neighborhood Little Village. Known as “The Mexico of the Midwest”, the area is plagued by pollution, poorly funded schools, and gang violence – but Valeria is the advocate capable of turning it all of that around. With a determination and a fire to eliminate environmental discrimination from communities like Little Village, Valeria is advancing her education to practice environmental law. Passionate about the role of the citizen in achieving social justice and equality, she is eager to create positive changes for her community and fight the current injustices it is facing.
- Azlan, Mexican Folklore dance group
- National Spanish Honors Society, Officer
- Environmental Club