Alyssa Serrano

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Alyssa Serrano

Host Agency: MidPen Housing   

University: University of California, Santa Cruz

Alyssa graduated in 2021 with a B.A in Community Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She became an active student organizer in the Worker Student Solidarity Coalition and MEChA during college. In her 4th year of college she got to work with organizers from Silicon Valley De-Bug’s housing team during the COVID-19 pandemic for 6-months and she is now an education committee member for the South Bay Community Land Trust in San Jose. Housing has become a key area of focus and concern since many of her friends and family have dealt with housing instability. She grew up seeing little representation and is inspired that this program seeks to address diversity in a professional field. She hopes to learn and retain crucial technical skills that will be useful to any housing agencies and organizations she works with in the future.