Last updated 03/13/2023
Kevin Gomez is a junior studying Public Policy, minoring in both Social Work and Juvenile Justice; and Law and Migration Studies.
His role in the Boyle Heights Youth Festival established his passion for community service. This past fall, Kevin participated in the Harvard Kennedy School’s Public Policy Leadership Conference, where he spent a weekend in Boston to learn about scholarships and fellowships open to those who want to pursue a career in public policy. More recently, he was admitted to the Public Policy & International Affairs (PPIA) Fellowship Program’s Junior Summer Institute at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. This summer he will travel to New Jersey to undergo graduate-level preparation, mentoring and career development, and obtain the knowledge needed to succeed in graduate school.
In school, Kevin is part of the USC Trojan Marching Band, where he plays in the Drumline and has traveled to cities like Chicago for football games. He is also part of the First-Generation Student Leaders Program, an organization designed to support first-generation students on campus and guide them through their academic journey. In the program, Kevin serves as the Mentorship Lead where he is responsible for managing the First-Generation Mentorship Program. Finally, Kevin works at the USC Immigration Clinic as a Student Interpreter and recently became a tutor with the Prison Education Project on campus.