School: Lee Early College

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Hometown: Sanford, NC

Roots: El Salvador and Honduras

Community Leadership: Vice President of Lee County Young Commissioners; Vice President of the Lee Early College Science Olympiad; President of the Lee Early College Rotary Club

Jocelyn Gomez

Jocelyn Gomez is a 16-year-old who was born and raised in Sanford, NC. Jocelyn is a junior at Lee Early College. She is pursuing an Associate in Arts with a Diploma in Business with the intent to major in International Business/Business Administration & Finance once she graduates high school. Jocelyn plans on going to law school to earn a JD-MBA and become an International Banking & Finance Lawyer. This will allow her to  start an organization that teaches children how to invest from a young age and provide access to resources that would help them achieve their future goals. Jocelyn believes that “change starts at a local level”, therefore she has eagerly pursued local county leaders to start a youth council for Lee County so the youth of Sanford/Lee County can have the opportunity to advance the community around them and cater to their own needs.