Abril Camarena, University of La Verne
Abril Camarena is a first generation student at the University of La Verne. She is currently a junior and pursuing a degree in Criminology. She strongly believes in social justice and has demonstrated this through her activism on and off-campus. She has become active not only on campus, but also throughout nearby communities, including the Central Valley with the Dolores Huerta Foundation. Her activism can be seen through organizing other students on campus to protest for justice, mentoring high school students, attending city hall meetings, and participating in interfaith events. Abril hopes to continue striving for social change by community engagement and working to ameliorate juvenile delinquents.
-Devorah Lieberman, President
I am a first generation student at the University of La Verne. I am very passionate about social justice not only within the United States, but also internationally. I have become active on campus as well as in the local community of Pomona. I was successful, along with other students, in organizing a demonstration on campus to create awareness around the disappearance of 43 college students in Mexico. We wanted to bring attention to this issue and express our solidarity with students who were killed for trying to make their voices heard. I currently volunteer with Toyota of Ontario by mentoring high school students and I actively participate in interfaith events on-campus at the University of La Verne. I plan to continue striving for social change through community engagement and working to ameliorate juvenile delinquents.