Brenda Huerta Soto
Census Field Coordinator
Brenda Huerta immigrated from Mexico City at the age of twelve. She recently graduated from UC Riverside with a B.A. in English and Spanish Literature. Throughout her undergraduate years, she was involved in PODER and the UC Undocumented Student Coalition, organizations that advocate for on-campus resources such as legal support, mental health services, mentorship, and financial support for students regardless of immigration status.
During her tenure in PODER, she served as the Outreach Co-Chair, she facilitated presentations at high schools about DACA, AB540 and CA Dream Act to encourage undocumented students to peruse a higher education.
Additionally, she served as a Steering Committee member for California Dream Network, the college component of CHIRLA, where she advocated for pro-immigrant statewide policies. Brenda will continue to be a leader and vocal advocate in her community and plans to attend graduate school in the future to obtain her Master’s in Education.