Born and raised by a mixed-status family in Los Angeles, California, Alexia Guerra is the proud daughter of Guatemalan immigrants and is the first in her family to attend college. She is a second-year double majoring in Political Science/Ethnic Studies with an intended minor in Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. Alexia’s on-campus involvement is centered on fighting toward social, political, and economic self-determination, liberation, and empowerment of marginalized communities. Alexia co-leads Central Americans for Empowerment (CAFE) serving Central American students navigating Cal by providing resources, leadership opportunities, community, and pan-ethnic solidarity across cultural student organizations. And, instructs the Central American History Seminar through the Ethnic Studies Department. Being a student leader for the Public Service Center, Alexia Co-Directs the Bay Area Hispanic Institute for Advancement (BAHIA) site for Berkeley United in Literacy Development ensuring children receive high-quality bilingual literacy mentoring to incite interests in literature and college. In addition, as an Intern/Volunteer for the Raíces Recruitment and Retention Center in the K-12 Recruitment & Retention Committee, Alexia assists Latinx-identifying students with college applications and supports younger students to demystify higher education. As a student of color, Alexia hopes to turn her passion into reality by increasing the narratives, needs, interests, and representation of underrepresented communities in American democracy. And, institutions through equitable policy and legislation. Because Alexia was selected for Democracy Camp in DC she also aims to share knowledge gained during her fellowship with various communities to further political mobilization, education, and combat apathy.
Major(s): Political Science, Ethnic Studies