Evelyn Jazmine Escamilla
She was very involved in her community because she knew the importance of youth advocacy. It was important for her to break a cycle she saw within high minority schools and communities. In February 2017 she became an Ignite What’s Right Ambassador giving youth a voice for change. She got her business license to help start a family business. Soon after she was awarded girl of the year by California State Assembly, in recognition of exemplary leadership & dedicated service, demonstrating courage, tenacity and vision when representing, inspiring and empowering the community. After graduating in june she chose to continue her education at Southwestern College where she became a senator for the School of Counseling & Student Support Programs. Sitting on the guided pathways committee to further assist the model being structured to fulfill students needs, as one of the only two students in the entire institution to go on a faculty, staff and administration intensive. Guided Pathways is the implementation of an integrated, institution-wide approach to student success by creating structured educational experiences that support each student from point of entry to attainment of high-quality postsecondary credentials and careers. During this time she was the president of Urban scholars Union for formerly incarcerated and justice impacted students. Advocating for jobs, and resources that would help lower recidivism rates and showing the impact it makes on our society. While running for the Vice President of Public Relations in the Associated Student Organization Election of 2018 she received both the Legal Office and Court Personnel Scholarship & ASO campus Involvement Scholarship. Finishing her term as Senator she received a certificate of recognition for commitment, dedication, and leadership to the students of Southwestern College.