Yenifer is completing the final year of her Master of Social Work program, with an emphasis on child welfare at California State University, Fresno. She grew up in Kerman, a small rural town in the California Central Valley– where she learned the importance of community service/building and advocacy. From a young age, Yenifer was acutely aware of the effects of poverty on the quality of life in rural settings. These experiences influenced her decision to take action and tackle pressing issues in Kerman on food insecurity, underage drinking, wildlife preservation, access to reproductive services and campaigns to end tobacco smoking in parks. Yenifer is passionate about education, mental health, civic engagement, and gender equality. In her free time, she loves traveling, trying new foods, volunteering in the community, journaling, and spending time with her husband and their fur baby, Zoey.