Guadalupe was born in Tijuana, Mexico and has considered California her home since 1999. While completing her B.A. in History at Cal Poly Pomona, she was determined to become a history teacher and work in low-income communities. However, after getting involved in academic and extracurricular activities in Washington D.C., she became fascinated with the world of politics and diplomacy. For three years she joined the Model Organization of American States, where she researched and proposed solutions to political, social, and economic issues. Since then, she developed an interest in policymaking and realized she could make a better impact to society. After graduating from Cal Poly Pomona, she had the opportunity to intern with the Library of Congress in Fall 2019. While living in Washington D.C., Lupe learned more about her interests and her potential. She came across endless opportunities and found a new purpose in life: To help protect the environment and empower disadvantaged communities.
Guadalupe was recently admitted to UC San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy. She wishes to obtain a master’s degree in Public Policy (MPP) that will enable her to contribute to protecting the environment and helping the underrepresented sectors of society combat the challenges of the future. Upon completing graduate studies, she intends to pursue a career with a federal agency that focuses on environmental protection and sustainability.
She joined Mid-City CAN in September 2021. Joining a non-profit organization is new to Lupe, but she is ready to learn and accept new challenges. She believes this organization will equip her with the skills needed to become an effective professional prior to pursuing her MPP. During her free time you can catch her in Hemet, Tijuana, Pomona, or L.A. where she enjoys family barbecues and endless conversations with her friends.