Education & Civil Rights
Antonia was born in Connecticut, but has called Los Angeles her home since she was 13 years old. From a young age, she was active in her community, representing her school as Student Council President and later, speaking at City Council meetings in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills in support of various issues. An alumnus of Pepperdine University, with a degree in Political Science, she worked for the US Census Bureau, President Obama’s Reelection Campaign in California and Iowa, and is currently employed at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Antonia is passionate about educating and mobilizing communities so they have the ability to bring about continued progress and change.
WHAT MATTERS TO ME:
Civil Rights is one of the most important issues to me. As a proud member of the LGBT community, it’s important to me that nobody feel “less than” because of their race, religion, or orientation. In order to become a better country, we need to learn to embrace others in their differences, and recognize that it’s our vastly differing backgrounds and points of views that make us so special. A second pressing issue I’m passionate about is access to education. Better education results in greater employment opportunities, better health, a stronger economy, and safer communities. Education is the first step to ensure every other dream we have can become a reality.