Joaquin Cruz is a youth activist and budding leader within the GSA Network. The mission of the Gender and Sexuality Alliance organization is to train youth leaders, support youth activism and teach about LGBTQ rights and Allyship. He is returning to school as a junior at SLV High School and will be picking up the role of president of the local GSA club this autumn.
Joaquin has dedicated two summers of experience spinning tunes on community radio at KBCZ in Boulder Creek and is a journalist at his school newspaper. This summer he professionally published two pieces–a poem and an article about Abortion rights.
Not only is Joaquin a journalist and activist, he is also an artist with a penchant for the surreal appreciating its symbolism and mystery. He takes pride in his rich cultural heritage of Mexican (Oaxacan, Zapotec, Yaqui, and Otomi tribes) as well as Japanese and Hawaiian ancestry and enjoys guiding his own mind, and that of his community, into deep waters.
Mixed Media by Joaquin Cruz