Maythe Alderete Gonzalez is a senior pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies with a minor in Human Development and hopes to pursue a master’s degree in Student Development in Higher Education. Maythe was born in Cuautla, Mexico, and arrived to the U.S. with her family at the age of two years old. She was raised in Long Beach and graduated from Long Beach Polytechnic High School.
As a first-generation, undocumented student Maythe understands the systemic barriers marginalized students face when navigating higher education. She learned that in order to thrive she needed to find a support system. She found that support through the student organization For Undocumented Empowered Leaders (FUEL). She served as their secretary during 2018-2019 and as president for 2019-2020. She continues her efforts to aid undocumented students in obtaining scholarships, advocating for more resources, and as serving as a key organizer for the annual 2019 Coming Out the Shadows program. The experience she gained with FUEL influenced her to continue fighting for immigrant rights, which led to her acceptance into the Immigrant Justice Fellowship in 2019, where she was assigned to work with the Long Beach Immigrant Rights Coalition. During the fellowship, Maythe created videos to educate Latinx folks about the LGBTQIA+ community. The skills, and the knowledge she gained through the fellowship, have been useful for her position as the ASI Chief Diversity Officer for 2019-2020. Through this role she has ensured there are meaningful conversations regarding diversity for university student affairs, guided commissioners on how to best advocate for their prospective communities, and organized the first annual CultureFest.
Maythe ran to be the 2020-2021 ASI Vice President with the goal to empower and advocate for all students. Specifically, her aim is to improve the services for students in the black and brown, LGBTQIA+, pregnant/parenting, undocumented, and students with disabilities communities. In addition, her goal is to increase mental health and basic needs resources and services. Vice President Alderete Gonzalez encourages students to reach out to her if they have any concerns at Maythe.AldereteGonzalez@csulb.edu.
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