2020 California Campus Compact’s Community Engagement Student Fellowship: Youth Voice - Youth Vote
Students from California campuses were selected in December 2019 for a 4-month program specifically designed to support student leaders advancing service, service-learning, and community engagement focused on some aspect of voter engagement and youth voice at California Campus Compact member campuses throughout the state.
CSUN’s CESF Youth Voice – Youth Vote 2020 Fellows
Leslie Aguirre is a third year Political Science major and Sustainability minor at California State University, Northridge. Her passion for community building and promoting civic engagement began in 2016 as a high school senior— where she served as president of three clubs and volunteered at local campaign offices. Leslie’s roots instilled a deep sense of responsibility and good stewardship for the betterment of her community. Leslie’s undergraduate career has been characterized by continuous involvement in her campus community as the President of the Political Science Student Association, and many other leadership roles on campus. Leslie currently serves as a member of the Legislative Affairs committee and the Vice Chair of the Social Justice and Equity committee at the California State Student Association, working you uplift the voices nearly half a million students in the California State University system. Leslie is a fierce advocate for students and is driven by her mission to illuminate her peers to the true power of their voice and their vote.
Diana Vicente Santiago is a fourth year Marketing major and Management minor at California State University Northridge. Her passion for leading change and representing her colleagues began in middle school. Since 6th grade, Diana has been involved in student government through various positions. During her undergraduate career she has been involved in over 10 clubs and organizations. As a senior, she ran and was elected into the position of Associated Students President, representing over 36,000 students at a campus, state and national level. Every day in office she advocates for student success in and outside the classroom. She believes that students' success is a reflection of our nation's future. She continues her work by representing our CSU students as a Board of Director for the California State Student Association, providing students jobs and learning about what it means to be a servant leader.