Paola Garcia Barron

Paola is a bilingual and bicultural youth advocate for the Latinx community. She is a senior at Boulder High School, and has taken on roles to build relationships, engage in community and further anti-racism and social justice efforts. Her work has been recognized with the Women Who Light the Community Emerging Youth Award for building stronger community in Boulder, and the Outstanding Freshman and Outstanding Sophomore awards for scholarship, leadership, character and service at BHS. She is president of the BHS Z Club, a leadership club, served on the Youth Opportunity advisory board, was a speaker at the Colorado Association of School Boards, and an executive committee member for the Boulder Valley School District Strategic Metrics Plan to address opportunity gaps among students of color.