Daniela Franco is a resilient first-generation college student at UC Berkeley who was born and raised in East Los Angeles. While growing up, she frequently witnessed Latinx laborers criminalized, struggled with financial security, and navigated an underfunded educational system. Through these experiences, Daniela became passionate about uplifting individuals negatively impacted by the criminal justice system, increasing financial resources for low-income families, and supporting minorities in their access and success in higher education. Now at UC Berkeley, she has had the opportunity to be a Navigating Cal Mentor, a research assistant for the Institute for Research on Labor & Employment, and an office clerk for the Hearst Gymnasium for Women. Daniela has also worked for UnCommon Law and the ACLU of Northern California while at UC Berkeley. Beyond UC Berkeley, she aims to become a U.S. Senator and establish college-completion and economic opportunity programs.
Major(s): Political Science
Minor(s): Public Policy