Oregon State University student, Elizabeth Gonzales, is one of only 30 students nationwide – and the only Oregon student – to be selected to participate in the inaugural GEAR UP Alumni Leadership Academy in Washington, DC this Summer! Elizabeth Gonzales graduated from Madras High School (OR) in 2010 and is currently a Sociology major at OSU. She is very active in the Latino Community as a community outreach coordinator for Kalmekak and organizes events with the Meso American Student Association and College Assistance Migrant Program on campus.
This leadership development program is for alumni of the federal GEAR UP program and these student leaders will receive training on grassroots advocacy, social media advocacy and leadership skills during the week-long retreat in DC.
I am really excited to be able to give back to those who have helped me so much with my education, as well as being able to improve the GEAR UP program for those who come after me.
Congratulations to Elizabeth and go Beavs!