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Hi, my name is Katie (she/hers/ella). I am a Salvadoreña originally from Los Angeles, CA but my family now resides in Arkansas. I’m a senior (woohoo) majoring in southwest studies with a minor in music. Before the pandemic I enjoyed being a member of SOMOS, Ellement, Aprender Mediante Amistad, President’s Council, Luso-Brazilian Club, and several of TBC initiatives. As a first-generation American I have seen the injustices that immigrants and their families have to face in the United States. That is why I would say I am an advocate for immigration reform. I would also like to continue fighting for immigrant rights, uplifting the voices of blue-collared workers, and making healthcare affordable and accessible for all. 




Hello all, my name is Dore´. I'm a first-year student and a proud Bridge Scholar. I plan on majoring in Education to eventually fulfill a career with a balance of educational nonprofit work and classroom teaching, at least that is the plan right now. Here at the Butler Center, I am an intern and am excited to be working on the Mind,Body, Soul Program Initiative with Miss Pearl. You could find me on campus lifting weights, working in the library, or enjoying a meal on the grass, hopefully not alone. 

As the oldest of my mother’s five daughters, I am very passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion for women in all environments. There has been amazing progress on the parts of diverse feminists everywhere, but it is clear that there is much change left to be made. I intend to keep this passion and apply it to my future career in education and athletics as a coach. Young women need to have support, representation, and, most importantly, equity in their schools and beyond, I will settle for nothing less and am grateful that there are many who feel the same way. 




Hi everyone! My name is Erin Huggins, and I am currently a sophomore at CC. My goal while working at the Butler Center is to continue facilitating a safe and inclusive space for everyone that is involved with CC. This comes with self-educating on what it means to be a good ally. What have you done to educate yourself on a marginalized community or social justice topic? I am passionate about education disparity in the U.S. Many communities do not have access to a good, affordable, and local school system for their children to attend. Education disparity is only one example of many other ways in which communities can be marginalized and prevented from gaining access
to basic needs. The current education system only benefits a select few and many others are forced to sit in terrible school systems or school systems that lack the resources to provide for their specific needs.




Hello my name is Mar Wilson. I am sophomore pursuing Ethnobotany/Botany. I am a Gemini with an Aries moon and Scorpio rising (if you're into that stuff) . I am a plant dad and beginning my journey with plant medicine. LGBtQI rights, trans lives matter, and BLM are a few movements that are becoming very important to me. In addition, movements that I am seeking to find ways to be a part of/engaged with. Community is very important to me. I am a part of the LGBtQI+ and Black community. There’s been a lot of trauma and pain passed down throughout these communities. I wish to find methods in which we can help individuals who are a part of these communities find healing and peace. 






My name is Yordi Biratu and I am a junior History major. I am interested in the topic of poverty and economic justice because many other issues like racism, climate change, incarceration, ageism, sexism, etc. can critically be studied through an economic lens. I believe that it is important to look at the broader over-arching systems that operate within our society in order to get to the root of more specific subjects. How the economy operates closely influences and is shaped by all aspects of social and political life and it can often be used as a tool to better understand social issues. In addition to that, I’m passionate about the United States’ incarceration system and how it disproportionately affects the poor and people of color. The topic of race and economic class are so interrelated that it would be very hard to try to understand one without the other and I’m interested in studying this relationship. 


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