Oregon State University student Elizabeth González will be one of just 30 students nationwide to participate in the inaugural GEAR UP Alumni Leadership Academy (GUALA) in Washington, D.C., this summer. González will be the only Oregon student represented and will travel to the capitol for a week-long retreat in June to receive training in grassroots advocacy, social media advocacy, and leadership skills. A sociology major and alumna of Madras High School, González is active in the Kalmekak outreach program, the Meso American Student Association, and the College Assistance Migrant Program. “I am really excited to be able to give back to those who have helped me so much with my education, as well as being able to improve the GEAR UP program for those who come after me,” Gonzalez said in a release.
Source: El Hispanic