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A Year of Exploration

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by Alex Siordia

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A Year of Exploration

  1. 1. A Year of Exploration Alex Siordia
  2. 2. My Foundation • Born & Raised in Kamuela, Hawaii • Attended Hawaii Prep Academy • Active in clubs, community service, and sports • Early Interest in politics • Sixth Grade traveled to Honolulu to visit state capitol
  3. 3. Dream for Hawaii  Social Sustainability  College Prep Workshop  Worked with fellow students from my high school  Prepare students in my local community for high school  Encourage students to seek a higher education  College  Vocational School
  4. 4. Boston University  Political Science Major  American Politics and East Asian Relations  Studied American Politics and Political Theory  Enrolled In Clubs  Volunteer Opportunities  Relationships  Friendships  Networking
  5. 5. Branching Out  Japanese Student Association  Group Meetings & Events  Alianza Latina  Club Meetings  Tutors For All  Work Study & Volunteer Opportunities  FY101  Activities with like-minded & passionate students
  6. 6. Cultural Exploration • Interest in local communities • Specifically Latino Culture • Awakening in personal culture • Defining of one’s own ethnicity, and self
  7. 7. Winter Exploration • Invited to speak at Hawaii State Capitol • Spoke about the need for politicians to take actions within local communities • Advocated for support of non-profit organizations
  8. 8. Spring Exploration  Spring Break (SHYLI)  Washington D.C.  Senator Schatz  Senator Hirono
  9. 9. Future Plans  Law School (Three – Five Years)  Attain J.D.  Work in county level office as an assistant to local politician within the state of California (Five Years)  Run for office at county level (Eight – Ten Years)  Reform public education, along with encouraging involvement in non-profit organizations
  10. 10. Summer • Grassroots Campaigns • Street Canvassing • Doctors Without Borders • International Humanitarian Relief Organization • Promotion • Field Manager
  11. 11. SHYLI  Preparation for the future  Network Building  Opportunities to explore  Invitation to special events  Both to view, and to participate in
  12. 12. A Year in Experience  Discovery  Self-discovery  Constantly surrounded by passionate individuals  Work Ethic  You get in what you put out  Plan a Schedule  Community  Relationships  Networking

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