MEET OUR STAFF:
Title: Program Manager & Editor
Time at We’Ced: Two years
Claudia J. Gonzalez was raised in the Bay Area and has lived in the Central Valley for the last three years. Before becoming We’Ced’s Program Manager & Editor, Claudia worked as We’Ced’s Beat Reporter. She has a background in youth organizing, focusing on issues of mass incarceration, police brutality, and gangs. Transitioning to journalism has allowed her to better understand the Merced community and connect with its younger residents, while also keeping her passion for social justice alive.
Title: Program Associate & Reporter
Time at We’Ced: Six months
A Southern California Native, Crystal moved to the Central Valley to attend college, but now considers the area her second home. She attends CSU, Stanislaus and is looking forward to completing her education and one day becoming a school counselor. Originally joining We’Ced as a Mentor, she now serves as the Program Assistant.