Gabriela Villalobos Olmos

2019 Gladys Mixco Memorial Award Recipient

Major: Political Science and Sociology
Minor: Ethnic Studies

My family and my community motivate me to continue my educational journey. I am every part of my parent’s sacrifices, love, hard work, and sweat on their foreheads. My family and my community want more, and they deserve more. We want to be part of the table where decisions that affect us are being made. I believe nothing will stop us with our education and our unity.

I am passionate about helping our communidad reach their fullest potential and have access to opportunities and resources that will allow them to thrive in all aspects of life because our success is America’s success. I am passionate about receiving an education as I owe it to my family and my community who have sacrificed so much in order for me to be here.