Karen Barragan Velazquez, Escondido, CA
High Tech High North County
After Karen and her family relocated to California from Mexico, she had quite a bit of responsibility. While her parents pursued work and strove to get the family settled, Karen assisted in taking care of her younger siblings and maintaining the household. Karen’s ability to multi-task and manage her time wisely was preparation for her role as the current Associated Student Body president. Karen is the president of Latinas in STEM, and she works as a fruit carver offering her services at weddings, birthday parties, and holiday events.