CHCI R2L Next Gen 2019 Participant
Oscar Eduardo Serra is a volunteer, advocate, and dual-enrollment student who resides in Miami-Dade County and has dedicated countless hours to giving back to his community. Having been originally born in Cuba and immigrated to the United States, he has experienced the struggles faced by immigrants and minorities in the United States and has since dedicated countless hours to helping those in community who share his circumstance.
As a Junior Alumnus for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Oscar has been able to reach many more people and create connections to further his goal of bettering his community through volunteer work and legislative action. Oscar also seeks to empower individuals who share his struggles and has done so by delivering an official TEDx speech about how he overcome his adversities along with ways on how anyone could advocate for change in their communities. He currently spends most of his time as an intern for a state political campaign and has plans to begin mentoring elementary and middle school students who suffer from speech impediments. Oscar hopes to use his position as a Communications Coordinator to reach others across the country and impact the lives of those who share his values.