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Jazmin Gudiño

Class of 2011

Political Science, UC Berkeley

“Born in Cotija Michoacan Mexico, Jazmin is the youngest of 10 children. Her parents came to the U.S. when she was six years old. Her parents only had a couple of years of elementary school and her family grew up in poverty. Jazmin did not take school very seriously but something at EAHS switched for her and a few years later she graduated from UC Berkeley Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Political Science. Jazmin works for former Santa Rosa Mayor and now Sonoma County Supervisor, Chris Coursey as his field representative and county contact tracer with an emphasis on Latino households and vineyard workers. Jazmin’s advice to students:

“To get through difficult moments, find what drives you – whether it is wanting to make your community better or build a solid future for yourself – find that fire within yourself and follow it. Also, don’t be afraid to allow others to help you – it will take you a long way. Sometimes we feel when someone is helping us it is like taking, but you feel good when you help others, so it’s important to accept help, and to give back. Every service opportunity is going to be rewarding.”