Carlos Gonzalez '19
Highland Park, CA
JusticeCorps Graduate Fellow
Campus Involvement/Special Programs:
Community Literacy Center, Center for Community-Based Learning, Obama Scholars Program, OSUAG
JusticeCorps Fellow, MTO Fellow, OSP Fellow
Favorite MP/Cooler Food:
Tuna Melt from the Cooler
Best Oxy Class:
Spanish 363: Hispanic Autobiography
Groups I Identify With:
first-gen students, latinx, transfer students
I'm a local LA native who transferred to Oxy after a brief stint in Maine. I embraced my bilingual background and majored in Spanish Studies with plans of becoming a translator and/or interpreter. The Spanish department welcomed me with open arms and went of their way to place me in positions to succeed. I enrolled in translation practicum courses, collaborated on community-based projects, and worked on paid gigs during school breaks. I also tutored, graded, and worked as an EIA facilitator for one of my favorite classes. Now, as an Obama Fellow, I have committed to a career in public service. I'm happy to answer any questions! I had plenty of folks help me along the way and look forward to doing the same for others.
"Being shy is expensive!"