My name is Janet Gordillo and I was born in Ontario, Oregon. My mom and dad came to the U.S. from Culican, Sinaloa and Comitan de Dominguez, Chiapas, respectively. They have worked so hard under the scorching sun from a very young age and continue to do so to provide for my siblings and me.
I graduated from Fruitland High School and am now attending Boise State University in hopes to become a pediatrician. As a first-generation student, I am beyond thankful for CAMP because it helped me navigate through my first year of school. It helped me form long-lasting friendships, and I have learned to network with others from my community. Because of CAMP, I have joined two additional organizations, Organization de Estudiantes Latino Americanos (O.E.L.A.), and now TRIO STEM. These organizations also help further my education with skills development, mentors, and tutors. I have been actively involved in promoting cultural awareness and creating opportunities for Latinx students seeking higher education.
As an older sister, I want to help create a pathway for my younger siblings and all the Latinx children with big ambitions. As an intern, I am interested in gaining the necessary experience to make an impact in my community. When I return from the internship, I plan to educate my community about the resources that are specifically available to them. I am passionate about supporting people and confident I will accomplish this with the help of The National HEP/CAMP Association Internship.
Janet's Journal entries:
My very first days in Washington DC!
My Second week in Washington DC!