Wesley Veiga is currently a Junior at UC Berkeley studying Sociology and Education. Upon his acceptance to Cal, Wesley Veiga was awarded the African American Initiative Scholarship showing his leadership potential and willingness to contribute positively to the Black community. As of recently, Wesley is also now a two-time recipient of The Leadership Award which is the largest non-academic merit scholarship on the UC Berkeley campus and one of the most prestigious. Wesley began his advocacy at Cal working in two Black-endorsed senator’s offices in the ASUC where he served as a Campus Climate Administrator and the Communications Director. Wesley then continued his work with Mixed @ Berkeley, one of the Recruitment & Retention Centers in the bridges Multicultural Resource Center, where he has since accepted his position as Retention Director in order to continue to recruit and retain hundreds of low-income, first-generation, Mixed Students of Color into higher education at Cal. Wesley then joined the University-Community Links statewide office as a student assistant in the Fall of 2022. He has a passion for supporting those who belong to underrepresented communities and desires to use his mentorship, communication, and facilitation skills to meet this goal through his professional work. Wesley expresses his creative side through music and loves making new playlists and singing along! You can find him outside in his free time trying a new sport, elevating his style while thrifting, or scouting out a new place to eat in Berkeley.