We include Alexa in these stories because of what she has done for students here at LATTC. Alexa served as the student trustee for the entire Los Angeles Community College District, representing more than 140, 000 students throughout all nine campuses including Trade Tech.
But her story is not unlike those on this campus, even though she actually graduated from LA Harbor College. Her parents migrated from Mexico, so she is the first in her family to go to college. She has six brothers and sisters but she is the first to be born in the U.S. Her focus was always on education because she felt that people would overpower her with knowledge. In a way, she felt that certain people would put her down and would bully her in high school. So she dived into things like Latin dancing and the library team council. She also got involved in community advocacy. After enrolling at Harbor she was asked to run for ASO, the student leadership organization, and she embraced the role.
She has focused on student engagement and her ability to use her experience to make a difference in people’s lives. Alexa has gone from a face in the crowd to a district leader.