Jessica Gonzalez is a senior at MSU studying Social Relations and Policy. From a young age, her parents instilled in her to have a passion for education. This shaped her academic and professional trajectory in which she plans to return to her community in South Texas and serve as a leader in education. She believes education is fundamental for growth and development. Moreover, the future of the U.S. is tied to the demographic growth of Latinos, making it imperative to promote exceptional Latino leaders to help guide the country.  She aspires to one day become a superintendent in the school district she attended growing up to empower students through education.