Office Placement: CA State Senator Lou Correa
Gloria was born in Garden Grove, California. She was raised mainly in the suburbs of Cypress, where she graduated from Oxford Academy in 2011.
Gloria is currently enrolled at University of Southern California, where she majors in Business Administration with a Pre-Law emphasis. She has just completed her first year, in which she became involved in many campus activities: Pardee Building Government, Business Leaders’ Association, National Organization of Business and Engineering, Marshall Outreach and Volunteer Entrepreneurs, and Asian Pacific American Student Assembly. During her freshman year, she gained a deeper interest in APA issues and culture, particularly because of her involvement with Asian Pacific American Student Assembly (APASA). This passion and interest in learning subsequently led her to apply to CAUSE Leadership Academy, where she hopes to learn more about being an APA leader.
Gloria also has an interest in non-profit work and social entrepreneurship. In high school, she played a key leadership role in various extracurricular activities, including Youth Philanthropy Worldwide, a non-profit club that promotes awareness through powerful visual mediums and fundraises through annual benefit concerts. Due to her work with YPW, in which advocacy was a key component, Gloria became aware of the importance of political involvement and knowledge of the political process. In addition, she was exposed to the idea of social entrepreneurship, a budding career field that encourages socially responsible businesses. As a result, she is currently part of Marshall Outreach and Volunteer Entrepreneurs, a social entrepreneurship-focused club at USC.
Aside from being interested in social entrepreneurship, Gloria also has varying pastimes. In her free time, Gloria enjoys venturing to new, interesting places, and chronicles her daily adventures through updates on Instagram. She is also experienced with graphic design, an interest that stems from her extensive commitment to yearbook during high school. This summer, along with devoting herself to the CAUSE internship, she plans to further develop and practice her skills in graphic design and marketing.