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University: Columbia University
Major: Political Science and Statistics
Languages: Spanish, Arabic
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Biography: Activist. Organizer. Future President of the United States. Originally from Tucson, Arizona, I now live in New York City as a first year student at Columbia University studying Political Science and Statistics. My activism journey began in 2015 when I became homeless and experienced firsthand how my school's current sex education was disproportionately affecting students like me. Since organizing my peers around comprehensive sex education, I have scaled up my work. At just 18 years old, I have gone viral, shared my story on outlets like CNN and the Washington Post, lobbied on Capitol Hill, organized around ending family separation and gun violence, joined JUV Consulting as a Senior Partner, and been named one of Teen Vogue’s 21 Under 21.