Dulce Gonzalez is the founder and president of Youth Without Borders, which organizes youth lead initiatives that seek to keep members of urban communities actively engaged, included, and represented through working closely with community stakeholders. During the pandemic, she led a group of over a dozen volunteers to help hundreds of local residents receive food security, financial support, and access to resources. She has also advocated for legislation that would allow for undocumented immigrants to earn a driver’s license so they can drive without the fear of deportation. As a legislative aide for Massachusetts State Senator Brendan Crighton, Dulce worked on all stages of drafting bills, advocacy, communications, and collaboration with diverse audiences including stakeholders, community organizations, local, state, and federal legislators. In 2015, Dulce received the President’s Education Award from President Barack Obama for outreach, engagement and excellent academic achievement.