Brileigh Guillen is a junior at Redlands High School in the Inland Empire. In her role as Youth Director of the Redlands Youth Council, Brileigh designs the curriculum, which aims to expose youth to the inner workings of civic engagement at a local level. Brileigh also serves as the President and Founder of the Mental Health Advocate Club at her high school and was a recent intern at Water Education for Latino Leaders. Brileigh is passionate about educational equity, civic engagement, and uplifting her communities through mental health advocacy. Proud of her Latina identity, she is motivated by her desire to best understand how cultural identity shapes individuals’ lives, affects families generationally, and impacts personal development. Brileigh seeks to continue learning about intersectional identities and how they affect people across the country to create change within systems through policy.