Titan of Empowerment

“I want to uplift marginalized communities.”

Frida Mendez-Arce’s desire to uplift marginalized communities began early in life, when she saw the harsh conditions under which her parents labored in California’s Central Valley fields and the demeaning treatment her cousin with autism received.

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At Cal State Fullerton, the sociology alumna learned to turn her compassion into impactful advocacy. Through supportive mentors, serving as CSUF’s ambassador to the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities and participating in Tuffy’s Friends — a group connecting Titan students to local adults with disabilities — Frida was empowered to become a vocal ally for the disadvantaged.

Today, Frida continues her community work centered on labor, people with disabilities and equality for Latinas. She plans to pursue a master’s degree in public administration.

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