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    Sebastian Cazares


    Policy Fellow

    SEBASTIAN CAZARES is a second-year transfer student majoring in Political Science with a concentration on American Politics, and a minor in Chicanx and Central American Studies. As a descendent of Mexican migrant workers and braceros who marched and mobilized during the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, and Puerto Ricans from Hawaii who became multi-generational U.S. Veterans, his family’s unique history inspired his passions for service and fighting for the marginalized. Sebastian has been a Latinx activist, academic, public speaker, and organizer since his teen years, dedicating himself to leading causes for racial justice, student advocacy, and progressive political movements. In 2020, Sebastian made history after winning an elected seat to the College of the Canyons Board of Trustees at 21 years of age, becoming the youngest elected official on-record in Los Angeles County and one of the youngest Latinos to hold public office in California. Sebastian aims to dedicate his life towards decolonization, civil rights, liberation and justice for underserved communities, and equity for Latino peoples, as well as all people of color through policy. Currently, Sebastian serves as a Fellow with the Voting Rights Project at the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative.