Victor Gonzalez (Los Angeles, California) is an aspiring student activist at UCLA. He is an incoming third year with a Political Science major and Chicano/a Studies Minor. He was born and raised in Anaheim, California and moved to Los Angeles to continue his studies, of which his parents constantly pushed for. His work as a student activist began when he learned about the Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlan (MEChA) de UCLA during the end of his first year. He joined the organization and began learning about the many issues that his community faces, such as access to higher education and criminalization. Throughout his few years in the organization, he coordinated statewide chapter and culturally-relevant youth conferences, along with UCLA graduation ceremonies catered to Raza-identified students. He has also worked as a high school tutor and counselor for youth across East and West LA and now oversees the project that does this work as the Access Coordinator of MEChA de UCLA. He hopes to continue his work in the community and influence change through national or local policy and legislation after college. He likes to spend his leisure time watching Netflix, hanging out with friends, and eating home-cooked meals. Participated in Aspen Institute Latinos and Society Program America’s Future Summit.