Gabriela Meza

Gabriela Meza

Monday, 25 June 2018 21:51

First Week at Santa Monica Mountains

There were many exiting activities that I participated in this week but Wednesday’s was my favorite. We went on a field trip to the LA office, located right across from Placita Olvera, this office felt so welcoming to me. People were speaking Spanglish, eating Mexican food, and cracking jokes. In contrast to the countryside, which is mostly what I consider a very exclusive and unfamiliar space, the LA office felt a lot more like home.

Monday, 09 July 2018 21:48

Unexpected Park Tour

This week I arrived to the visitors center expecting to do some work on the computer all day but I actually ended up taking a tour of some of the most beautiful sites I’ve ever seen.

A few weeks ago I found out that my supervisor was leaving the park service to start a new life in another state. I didn’t really know how to feel because we had only known each other for a couple of weeks, yet he knew so much about me and my story. Now that it’s been a month and his last day is this week, I am sad that he is leaving but grateful that he taught me many valuable skills and lessons.

Friday, 10 August 2018 21:36

A Weekend in Colorado

Ever since I was selected to be a LHIPster I had been looking forward to our trip to Colorado. I had passed by this state on my way to another but had never truly experienced its beauty. To say that I was blown away is an understatement, and the people that I met, the moments that we shared, and the conversations we had made it a once in a life time experience.

Thursday, 29 November 2018 12:15

Gabriela Meza

Gabriela Meza is a 3rd year Political Science major and Chicanx Studies minor at UCLA. She is Co-President of IGNITE at UCLA and one of the four Co-Founders of the chapter. Gabriela’s role is to facilitate the empowerment and training of young womxn to occupy the spaces that they need to be fully and justly represented in a government in which womxn account for only 20% of elected seats. Gabriela is also an activist that focuses on social justice issues such as income inequality, gentrification, education, and immigration. She hopes to run for office at the local government level and eventually transition to congressional seats in order to represent her community.