Rocio Gomez 

Class of 2017

Rocio is a first generation Mexican-American from southern California. She received her BA in History from California State University San Bernardino. While serving as the History Club president, she coordinated the award-winning Chican@ History Lecture Series. For the series, regional scholars were invited to CSUSB to give talks on matters relating to Chican@ history with subjects ranging from the origins of the movement to its impact on art and music. The series inspired her to use her efforts to bring awareness to the history of the marginalized whose struggle remains relevant. After volunteering at Manzanar National Historic Site for a public archaeology project she decided to pursue a career with the NPS. Determined to begin a career with the NPS, she looks forward to starting her internship at Manzanar National Historic Site.