My name is Stephanie Sosa and I am twenty years old. I identify myself as a young Latina woman. I graduated from Petaluma High School in 2016. I became actively involved in many extra curriculum activities throughout my high school years such as clubs and within my community. In high school I joined the Latino Club, the Mecha Club, and the Bilingual Student Ambassador Club. Outside of school, I participated in dancing. I joined the St. Vincent Church folkloric dance group when I was ten years old and continued through my high school years. I was also involved with the Petaluma Youth Commission that was part of the Petaluma City Council.
I became a family member of Mentor Me when I was in high school and I have to say, I am very thankful and grateful that I was able to become part of this wonderful experience. I continued my education by becoming the first generation in my family to go to college and am attending Sonoma State University as a Sociology major. I am a former staff member of Mentor Me. I have an internship that is called Testimonio’s Project with Latino SErvice Providers. I hope to explore the many pathways that come with being a sociology major and find myself working for a passionate job where I can give back to my community and inspire other Latina women to thrive and be excellent in life.