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Wesley Veiga

Wesley Veiga

Student Advisory Council Member

Wesley is a member of the design team for Elevate Teaching’s newest pipeline initiative – the Teaching Pathways Fellowship, a fellowship program for BIPOC college students interested in pursuing careers in teaching.

Welsey  is a Junior at UC Berkeley. As a First-Generation, Low-Income, Black Mixed-Identifying, Student of Color, Wesley has learned to navigate higher education from a viewpoint of all of his intersectionalities. Accumulating this knowledge has allowed him to discover the inequities and barriers placed on underrepresented populations and he strives to make pathways more accessible and diverse. His dream is to use this power of education and give back to the communities that need it most so that more of our youth have role models who understand them and support them in finding and accomplishing their dreams through a growth mindset.

Wesley was awarded the African American Initiative Scholarship showing his leadership potential and willingness to contribute positively to the Black community. Wesley works with Mixed @ Berkeley, one of the centers in the bridges Multicultural Resource Center, where he currently serves as the Retention Director to recruit and retain hundreds of Low-Income, First-Generation, Mixed Students of Color into higher education. Wesley also joined University-Community Links in the UC Berkeley School of Education as a Student Assistant where he works to oversee innovative after-school program sites across California that bring underserved P-12 youth together with university students. Wesley works with youth outside of Cal as a mentor in a program he helped create called BOLD (Building our Leaders and Dreamers).  Wesley most recently completed The Pipeline to Increase Community Teachers (PICT) program where he was a substitute teacher at underserved schools in Alameda County and will continue his teaching journey with Teach For America in the 2024 Los Angeles Corps.

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