garcia-sanjoaquinANDREA GARCIA

Why do you want to become Miss California Latina?

As a first generation college student I have seen the difficulties that we as Latino students have to overcome in order to succeed. I have personally fought through adversity and have now nurtured a passion for giving back to my community through my career and extracurricular activities. I desire to be Miss California Latina because I wish to be an example for young Latina women who want to pursue a higher education, but do not know where to begin. I would love to promote my platform “Confidence Through Education”, across California. I believe that with an education comes strength, power and self-confidence. If I were to be Miss California Latina I would promote my platform by speaking to young students about pursuing their goals and never giving up on their education. It all starts with the desire and willingness to achieve something. Most of all, I want to focus on breaking down barriers and stereotypes while diversifying college campuses. It is time that we find our voice and share it with the world.