Anthony Mondragon

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Class of 2024
2023 Democracy Camp in DC

Raised by a single mother in a household of six siblings in Southern California, Anthony is passionate about creating solutions for formerly incarcerated, system-impacted, and marginalized communities. At an early age, Anthony was abandoned by his father and was forced to live in a heavily gang-infested area which led him to be incarcerated at a young age. Through this experience, he became acutely aware of policies that affect youth at a young age due to being forced to live in low-income communities with high crime rates. At UC Berkeley, Anthony, the first in his family to attend college, strove to learn about the different dimensions of Political Science with a special focus on marginalized communities. On May 6, 2022, he graduated from Pasadena City College and transferred to UC Berkeley. After his time here at Berkeley, Anthony will attend law school and create a Law firm that helps marginalized, formerly incarcerated individuals.

Anthony hopes to advocate for disadvantaged communities in their pursuit of affordable housing and resources directed toward their education. He is particularly interested in legislative advocacy and aspires to establish a career dedicated to public policy and to racial and ethnic injustice.

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Major(s): Political Science 

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