Hector De Leon
Hector De Leon is the proud son of loving parents from Jalisco, Mexico. He is a second-year undergraduate student triple majoring in Public Affairs, Geography/Environmental Studies, and Chicanx/Central American Studies, expected to graduate in 2023. Hector is a student leader determined to create a better UCLA. Currently, he is the Luskin Undergraduate Student Association’s Projects Manager, the Chief of Staff for the General Representative 3 under the Undergraduate Students Association Council, MEChA de UCLA’s Community & Labor Coordinator, serves on the Campus Retention Committee, and is a UCLA Alumni Scholar.
Born and raised in the Inland Empire, Hector’s research focuses stem from his life experiences. This includes the intersectionality of public policy, education, environmental equity, labor rights, and political engagement. He is driven to empower low-income, immigrant, and Latinx communities. Following his undergraduate education, Hector plans on pursuing his Ph.D. and becoming a professor to empower his community through education.