Recent college graduate, Gustavo, graduated with a degree in Communications specializing in multimedia journalism . His mother is Mexican-American & his father is an immigrant from Guatemala. Gustavo's drive comes from his parents inability to go to college and so he wants to empower other Latino first-generation students by making them actively aware of their voice and power to disrupt systems that don't support brown lives. "As soon as I heard all that OCCORD has done for the Latino community, I knew I wanted to get involved. As a Latino writer, I seek to capture stories that Latino residents in OC can relate to, so that they can see their friends and families as the future's change-makers and activist! My work with OCCORD is highly rewarding and I am proud to be able to motivate and activate my community that is usually ignored."