Voices from the United States
Tierra Walls is currently a Project Associate at Youth Radio on the Youth Advisory Board. She is helping to become a liaison between the youth and staff at Youth Radio. Tierra is completing her second year at Merritt College studying African- American studies. She plans to transfer to a four year University in southern California or Washington, D.C. Majoring in African- American studies and Sociology and a minor in Communications. She is considering pursuing family law or social work and would like to work with children. Tierra plans to give back to her community and help the youth of tomorrow by creating a non-profit performing arts academy because she believes that the youth of today are the youth of tomorrow. If they have the right guidance, more youth will be able to change the world for a better tomorrow.
Luis Flores is a peer instructor and Youth Advisory Board member at Youth Radio, where he has been able to challenge students and peers to think about certain issues through a critical lens. Berkeley born and raised, he has had many opportunities to be involved in his community. Currently a second year student at UC Berkeley majoring in Ethnic Studies, his work as a student goes far beyond just completing his assignments -- he thinks about how they will impact his readers. He is passionate about creating social justice and social change, but stresses the importance of the role that media (and media production) plays in this process. He hopes that his small contributions to his job, school, family, and friends will ultimately help bring about the change he dreams of.