Student Engagement Associate
Alma Mater(s): Sacramento State University (Fall 2017)
Your role in one sentence: Engaging and educating students on the importance of higher education while encouraging their advocacy to succeed in college and beyond.
When I am not at work helping students get to and succeed in college I am…exploring Northern California
If not higher education then what cause? Working for social justice while motivating others to make a difference.
Born to Salvadoran immigrants in Los Angeles, Karen Dominguez had the values of education instilled in her at an early age. She grew up listening to her parent’s desire to have had the opportunity to obtain a higher education. She was constantly reminded of its importance as she witnessed her parents work tirelessly to provided for her and her 3 siblings.
As a first generation college student, Karen moved to Sacramento and attends Sacramento State. She studies Government with a concentration in International Relations. She has mentored first-year government majors and has served as an advocate for victims of domestic violence. Additionally, she serves as VP of Communications for the College Democrats, while also interning for Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de Leon.