Camp 101 and Deep Dive: Celebrating Black Lives Counselor
René J. Valenzuela is a proud immigrant who is an active and avid supporter of transformative social justice. Their identity as an immigrant has been central to his exposure and involvement in seeking justice and radical change for marginalized communities. He is particularly passionate about immigrant rights and college access for marginalized youth and has had many opportunities to engage in both lines of work over the past five years. During their free time, René loves to dance, find new music to vibe to, go on runs, and care for his plants. They call Chicago and the Mexican-U.S. border their home, and they are eager to be moving to New York in the coming months. At Camp Equity, René is excited to meet campers from different places with different experiences, and share a virtual space where everyone can learn from one another.