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Northern Arizona University
Jolina Barron is a queer multiracial woman who is currently attending Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ. Raised in the states of Pennsylvania, California, New Mexico, and attending school in Arizona, she was given a diverse experience in various low-income communities and the social issues that they suffered. This unique upbringing inspired her to major in Social Work to help the communities that suffer from racial discrimination. Being a bisexual women of white, Hispanic, and Yaqui native heritage, Jolina has experienced many challenges in her lifetime including bullying from her peers, being a sexual abuse survivor, and living homeless. But these challenges have only motivated her become a strong advocate for issues concerning social justice such as LGBTQ+ homeless youth, women’s rights, and sexual trauma awareness. Jolina Barron completed her Associates of Arts with Northland Pioneer College in 2021 and transferred to NAU, where she is aiming towards graduating with a Bachelors in Social Work. As a way to be involved in the community, she volunteers weekly at the Flagstaff Family Food Center, a non-profit agency that provides food assistance programs such as providing free hot meals and children's literacy services to low-income and homeless families.