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Youth in Action Awardees
Briseida is a senior at Westminster High School, and wishes to pursue a career in the medical field. As an undocumented individual who identifies as Mexican-American, Briseida struggled with understanding her identity and the limitations of her status. Coming from a low-income and marginalized neighborhood, discrimination and injustices were prevalent in the community.
As these unjust perceptions continued to rise, Briseida decided to join the Youth Advocacy Alliance high school program to understand the policies that affect underrepresented minorities. She was also able to strengthen her passion for empowering marginalized communities and advocating for an inclusive society. She aspires to continue her advocacy work by incorporating her values with her medical career to provide all individuals with comprehensive health services.
Briseida Quero Merino