Julissa Saragoza

Hola! My name is Julissa Saragoza. Growing up in a migrant community in Lamont, California has been the place that has shaped my professional goals. I grow up with two immigrant parents and an immigrant community that was always ignored and forgotten. As I am coming to an end in my undergraduate journey, I am exploring the many ways I can be part of not ignoring and forgetting immigrant communities and how to organize them to have a voice and be empowered. I am double majoring in Anthropology and a self-designed major on Latin American studies with a focus on Latina/o Studies. As a Frances Perkins Scholar, I am also The Latina/o parent liaison at Crocker Farm Elementary through a fellowship from The Community Based Learning Center. Additionally, I am the transportation coordinator for the CBL and I belong to La Unidad and MECHA, student organizations on campus. I was born and raised in California but I consider New York to be my home. I am proud to identify myself as a Chicana as well; Mexico forever lives in my heart.

Julissa Saragoza