Preferred Gender Pronouns: she, her, hers
Born and raised in South Central Los Angeles, Beatriz witnessed the educational injustices and lack of resources in her community. She saw many talented, intellectual peers being pushed out of the education system which is why she became motivated to work with youth in order to guide them toward graduation and a higher education. Beatriz received her Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Chican@ Studies with a minor in Education at the University of California, Los Angeles. Throughout her time at UCLA, she volunteered through different programs and mentored and tutored high school students. Currently, Beatriz is the Academic Advisor for 9th through 11th grade InnerCity Struggle youth leaders.