Our Time is Now

As I was keeping up with the 2016 presidential election, I felt a mix of emotions. I recall feeling excitement, frustration and everything in between. I was ecstatic that, for the first time in the United States’ history, a woman accepted a major party’s nomination for president and could potentially be our first female president.

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Women's March Reflections

“A woman’s place is in the House… and the Senate.” This phrase resonated with me when I first heard it, and since that moment one of my ambitions has been to one day become an elected official.

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IGNITE at UCLA recap of the SoCal College Council October 21, 2017

On October 21, 2017, several UCLA students joined us for the IGNITE SoCal College Council, a space dedicated to fostering networks between women interested in running for office and a career within the political sphere. It was the first one I ever attended, and I am pleased to say that the engagement of my peers and the dedication of our guests made the Council an empowering experience. Organized by SoCal Fellow Dalila Valdez, we heard stories from women who hold local elected positions:

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