Alyshia Gonzalez is a first generation graduate with a deep personal and civic commitment to social justice and equity for every community. Her experience has put her at the center of the policy process where she has worked effectively with government officials and other community groups to enact positive change and visibility for underrepresented communities. She has managed and trained hundreds of students on the best practices for effective community engagement in the fundraising, grassroots, and state election sector. In her spare time, Alyshia enjoys performing spoken word poetry and cooking for family and friends.