Celia is a bright light for her community and brings a refreshing voice and vision for the future. Her passion for Gender and Women's Studies as it relates to liberatory education, women's rights, LGBTQ+ rights, undocumented rights, and environmental justice offer a critical perspective for any movement or organization that seeks to address systemic issues and support and uplift marginalized communities. Rooted in her values and beliefs, Celia strives to further educate herself and others on the social experiences and issues faced by those most impacted in our communities. Throughout her time at UC Berkeley, she educated and empowered others through her roles as a programming intern at the Gender Equity Resource Center, a garden manager for the Berkeley Student Farms, and a fellow for the Firebaugh Research Scholars Program. She advocated for and created necessary healing and creative spaces for students to connect to the Earth and build community, such as Women’s Plant Knowledge: Healing with the Land and Blooming Love: An Herbal Medicine Workshop. She is also a phenomenal and impassioned poet and host. She was a featured artist for the Berkeley Women of Color Initiatives’ 38th annual Empowering Womxn of Color Conference, and RISE, an event to honor women leaders in the Berkeley community. She was twice emcee for QTPie, an event that brings together LGBTQ+ students, hosted the Women’s History and Empowerment Month Tribute Market, and graciously led Take Back the Night, an event that allowed students to share their stories and bring awareness to sexual violence and sexual health during Sexual Assault and Prevention Month.