Paula Zepeda studies Political Science with a concentration in Race, Ethnicity, and Politics at UCLA, class of 2024. As a first-gen Latina whose family immigrated from Mexico, she grew up with Spanish being her first language and, as a result, has developed to love her cultural background. She is interested in understanding how anti-immigrant sentiments impact societal viewpoints towards Latin Americans, especially immigrants. During her time as an undergrad and beyond, she hopes to help alter those inaccurate perceptions by providing insights into the current events occurring in Latin America that people endure and challenge. She is interested in learning about the political, social, or economic issues happening in Latin America because there are various ways social justice is sought throughout the region. In the future, she plans to attend law school and work to become an immigration attorney.
University of California, Los Angeles, B.A. in Political Science, 2024
September 2021 – Present
March 2021 – June 2021