2017 Student Intern
Center for Regional Change
Samantha Aguilar is a community and regional development major interested in public policy and education reform. Through minoring in political science, she hopes eventually to work with youth in marginalized communities to provide them with the policy education needed to create social and political change. During her time with the CRC, she will work towards these goals by assisting with the Putting Youth on the Map (PYOM) project. While working with the CRC’s Community Engagement Coordinator, Sergio Cuellar, Aguilar will develop a curriculum using the PYOM mapping index that will help guide youth fulfill their goal of using their advocacy projects to create lasting change. She will also be conducting research and analysis that will work towards making this project more effective and attractive in order to promote youth activism in communities.