Vice President of External Affairs

Judith Gutierrez
Officer Judith Gutierrez 
Email suavpe@ucsc.edu
Office Hours

MW 3pm - 4:30pm & 
By Appointment

Major American Politics
College Rachel Carson

 

Judith Gutierrez is currently a 4th year American Politics major at UC Santa Cruz. She is a first-generation Latina who was raised by her mother along with her two sisters and younger brother in Southeast Los Angeles. From a young age, Judith knew that the political landscape needed more people from a variety of ethnic and financial backgrounds. Thus, her involvement with community activism and local, state, and federal politics began when she became the youngest representative for the Santa Cruz County Democratic Central Committee (SCCDCC). This experience with the SCCDCC was the catalyst that made Judith into the young advocate that she is today. She has been able to expand on the skills she obtained through her engagement with the Santa Cruz community she now calls home, by promotive civic engagement back home in Lynwood. Back home, Judith and her oldest sister, Kateri, have co-hosted networking events and voter registration drives for low-income youth in Watts, Compton, and Lynwood to empower young and disenfranchised individuals.

Judith is currently serving her second term as UCSC’s Vice President of External Affairs (EVP). She has worked on numerous issues such as mental health, sexual assault, voter apathy, and civic engagement, but has taken a special interest in tackling food and housing insecurity. Today, she also serves as the President to the UC Student Association (UCSA) and is able to continue this work at the systemwide level. Judith believes in the power of persistence and is dedicated to serving the communities she represents.