NextGen Latino Leadership Program 2023
Leslie Salamanca Ortega
Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona
School: Trevor G. Browne High School
Leslie Salamanca Ortega is a first-generation Mexican-American from Phoenix, Arizona. She is the Student Government secretary, M.E.Ch.A secretary, and she is in the National Honors Society. She aspires to help her underrepresented Hispanic community obtain more opportunities and resources in this country. Her participation in the NextGen program allowed her to recognize different perspectives by meeting Latinos of different backgrounds and to voice the concerns of her community to Congress members. She is eager to study Political Science and become an immigration attorney to support her community.