Modesto Junior College student Alexis Zaragoza was recently appointed to the California Community Colleges Board of Governors by Governor Jerry Brown. She currently serves as Vice President for the Associated Students of Modesto Junior College (ASMJC).
“We are excited to welcome Ms. Zaragoza to the Board of Governors,” said California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Oakley. “She is one of the two student representatives on the board tasked with voicing the perspectives and challenges of our more than 2.1 million students, and we look forward to working with her in this important role.”
Zaragoza, 20, of Patterson, has been a student at MJC since 2016, where she has held several positions for the ASMJC, including director of political development, director of student relations, and senator of community relations.
Zaragoza is an MJC Honors Program student and completed honors studies in Political Science with Professor Kerri Stephens. She represented MJC at the Honors Symposium at UC Berkeley in May of 2018 with her presentation: “Democracy for Which It Stands: Linking the Flaws within Democratic Systems That Facilitate Destabilization and Terrorism within the Global South.”
Zaragoza is also a member of the MJC Freedom Forum and the Patterson Progressive Alliance. She served as a field organizer for Josh Harder’s congressional campaign in 2018.