School: Wake Forest University
Pronouns: They/their/theirs, She/her/hers
Hometown: Star, NC
Community Leadership: Volunteer with Twin City Harm Reduction
Born in Mexico, Carolina Gonzalez Gutierrez immigrated to North Carolina when they were three years old. A Golden Door Scholar and Magnolia Scholar, they attend Wake Forest University. There they are double-majoring in History with a concentration in LGBTQ+ History and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. In addition to this, Carolina is the President of their university's Fiber Arts Club and the Treasurer of Advocating Reform for Correctional Clients. Through these organizations, Carolina advocates for LGBTQ+ liberation, the importance of the arts, prison abolition, and immigration issues. As a DACA recipient and genderqueer person, their focus on activism revolves around the needs of undocumented queer youth. Before beginning college, Carolina's work focused on LGBTQ+ student rights, being the President and founder of their high school's first Gender and Sexuality Alliance. They are currently an intern at Hidden Town Project in Winston-Salem and plan to expand their academic studies to primarily focus on queer Latin American history– though much of their current work already explores the topic.