Women’s Hall of Fame

Catalina Gonzalez Johnston

Catalina Gonzalez Johnston is a senior at Half Moon Bay High School and she lives in Pescadero, California. She has been member of the leadership team since her sophomore year and has served two years on the Cabrillo Unified School District Board. She also has been a volunteer member of the school site board. She really loves interacting with students from different social groups and backgrounds. One of her roles is to learn what they want to see in their school environment and culture and bring it back to the board. She strives to integrate their feedback into the planning of events and other community-based activities for the students in the district. She loves to learn more about representation and was able to go to Girls State last summer. There, she spent a week as part of a big group reenacting California legislation. She also participated in the city hall educational seminars focused on local politics. Catalina comes from a bilingual bicultural home with her dad, who is from Guatemala, and her mother, who is from California and her 16-year-old younger sister. She has three dogs, three cats and a cow. She would like to learn more about policy and immigration so that she can grow to become an advocate for immigrant rights.
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