Meet our Houston, Texas Young Advocates

Priscila Uriegas Barrientos

Why did you join the Young Advocates Program? I joined Young Invincibles to represent my fellow youth and the issues that go against them, specifically those concerning higher education.

Tomi Gbolabo

Why did you join the Young Advocates Program? I joined Young Invincibles because I wanted to learn more about health care, the different types of health care, and especially getting young people to get health insurance. YI is a great organization I am glad to be part of the movement of helping young people like myself.

Rio Gonzalez

Why did you join the Young Advocates Program? A passion for justice has led me to become a Young Advocate. The time for income inequality, health insurance as a privilege instead of a right, and education for some has come to an end. I have the knowledge, passion, and vision to demand these systemic changes. I hope to achieve guidance through the YAP, organizing, educating, and proposing solutions to drive change.

Jasmin Kemp

Why did you join the Young Advocates Program? I joined because I believe in the fight for proper higher education opportunities that will ensure positive support throughout and after college.

Kirsten Solomon

Why did you join the Young Advocates Program? I hope to bring the strong passion I have for life, into YI. I hope that I can help others in this journey that we take together, and I hope to come out a stronger person than I am going in.

Christine Mompoint

Why did you join the Young Advocates Program? I am passionate about becoming a young advocate because it now afforded the opportunity to be apart of a movement where I can share my story and empower other young adults to become civically engaged and make a difference in their communities.

Imad Farooque

Why did you join the Young Advocates Program? I joined Young Invincibles because it provides me with the platform to learn about the issues which young people face and work towards a common goal to achieve success at the highest level.

Miracle Orji

Why did you join the Young Advocates Program? I joined the YAP with the purpose of developing my advocacy and organizing skills as well as learning about national policies with a group of diverse young professionals. As a young advocate, I hope to deepen my understanding of the obstacles many young adults face in the forms of economic instability, health care reform, and substantial educational debt.

Olivia Garcia

Why did you join the Young Advocates Program? I joined Young Invincible so I could educate myself on important issues and learn how to make my goals happen.

Simon Marquez

Why did you join the Young Advocates Program? I joined Young Invincibles as an opportunity to pursue another goal of mine which is working in the political sector, I wants to learn how to help people like myself and my family and affect real change in my community.

Wendy Martinez

Why did you join the Young Advocates Program? I joined Young Invincibles as a young advocate, to become a voice for the youth and increase representation and deepen my understanding of the many obstacles many young adults face and aims to pursue political issues relating to law, civic engagement, workforce, health care policy, and higher education.

Sara Robles

Why did you join the Young Advocates Program? I joined and appreciate Young Invincibles (and everything that it stands for) because, although I cannot help people through a psychology degree, I hope to advocate for an organization that was built by, and made for people, who truly need help.