While at Soka University of America, I have centered my coursework around Latin America and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), attaining greater insight into the discrimination many ethnic and religious minorities face within their respective regions and other parts of the world. Growing up as a first-generation student with immigrant parents from Latin America, discussions surrounding ethnic discrimination, mainly targeting the Latino community, have been a relevant issue, igniting a personal commitment to address discrimination against all communities. With this in mind, although issues concerning the Latino community are very close to my heart, the MENA has historically been underrepresented regarding activism, academia, and discussions of racial, ethnic, and religious discrimination. For this reason, I feel it is essential to use my opportunity as a REHR Center student fellow to stimulate inquiry, research, and constructive dialogue addressing the racial, ethnic, and religious discrimination in the MENA. I apply this same mindset within the athletic community on campus. As Captain of the Cross-Country team, a Soka representative in the California Pacific Conference Student-Athlete Council, and as Soka’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Vice President, I always strive to ensure my teammates and fellow athletes feel at home and their concerns are addressed. I also enjoy going on runs with my teammates, hanging out with friends, skating, and watching soccer games (especially La Liga MX).