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Bianca Herrera

College Adviser Fellow, Emery High School
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Bianca Herrera

College Adviser Fellow, Emery High School

Bianca was raised in the East Bay (Chochenyo Ohlone land) and graduated from Amador Valley High School. She recently received her B.A. from San Diego State University where she majored in Sociology and minored in Children’s and Adolescent Literature. In her time at SDSU, Bianca continued her lifelong commitment to social justice through on-campus activism and professional work in the University’s identity-based centers. As a student organizer, Bianca rallied for a safe, just, and equitable college experience for low-income, first-gen, queer/trans, black and indigenous students of color. As a Peer Educator at the Women’s Resource Center, Bianca hosted educational workshops on a variety of topics from classism 101 to mental health in academia, and co-led the University’s only sexual violence education program offered to students, faculty, and staff. Bianca is grateful to black feminist scholars such as bell hooks, Angela Davis, and Audre Lorde whose work continues to teach her what it means to create change that is intersectional and community-centered. She is excited to bring these passions to college access work and feels honored to be able to invest in the success of youth who stand where she once did.

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