Hello, My name is Patty Hernandez Ramirez. I am a Friday Night Live student worker. I am a sociology major for transfer at Hartnell College. I am a first generation latina. My journey with The Epicenter began when I joined the Friday Night Live program in highschool at the age of 15, and eventually became an employee for the Friday Night Live and Epicenter team. I have been blessed with the opportunity of giving back to my community through this occupation. My hobbies include eating, sleeping, riding horses, traveling, and writing poetry. Growing up as a young girl in a Mexican household, I had to learn how to advocate for myself because of the goals I wanted to achieve and even though people and my family didn’t believe I was capable of accomplishing these goals I stayed resilient. School has always felt like a getaway for me because I knew my education and my participation in extracurricular activities would not only drive me to be excellent but it has led me to hopefully be the first in my family to go to college, obtain a degree, and eventually lead to my goal of helping others who may be experiencing what I did growing up.