Carmen Shao Meng Sanchez

Bachelor of Arts

Ethnic Studies


Berkeley, California

While earning my degree, my greatest supporters were

My family, for supporting me through this journey and always encouraging me to work hard.

Julia, Megan, Liz, Arianna, and all of my other friends for being there for me through the good times, the bad times, and everything in between.

The Ethnic Studies faculty, and English Professor Jeannine King, for inspiring me and giving me the confidence to dedicate my career to social justice.

My favorite SMC memory is

Traveling to Tshwane, South Africa to compete in the World Choir Games with the Saint Mary’s Choir, working alongside the Ethnic Studies Department to facilitate events and guest speakers, and meeting my best friends.

I'm looking forward to most

Seeing the world and making a difference.
“Every moment is an organizing opportunity, every person a potential activist, every minute a chance to change the world.”
— Delores Huerta