Cross-Cultural Leadership Center

Karla Guzman

Para Professional

Karla Mabel Guzman Mohedano, a Stockton, CA native is approaching her last semester as an undergrad double majoring in Sociology and Multicultural and Gender Studies with a minor in Chicanx Studies.

From the moment she set foot on campus, she has been involved in several spaces such as Freshmen Leadership Opportunities (FLO), Mini-Corps as a migrant education tutor, CAVE, LeadCat, Diversity Affairs Council, EMPOWER, and the National Society of Leadership and Success. Moreover, her passion for advocating for the undocumented community led her to put on alongside other student leaders, Chico State’s first ever Coming Out of the Shadows event.

Given her tremendous dedication and advocacy on campus, she has been awarded university awards that have strongly pushed her towards loving and working in higher education. As she finished her last undergrad semester, she plans to attend grad school in the future. Her goal is to be enrolled in a program that focuses on higher education and advocacy while working with marginalized, low-income, and first generation students to empower them to use education as the key to their success.

What once seemed as a campus too big and out of place, has turned into a second home that has given her more than she could of imagined.