Interview With Kimberly Garcia


Avril Avila, contributor

Q: How old are you and how long have you lived in Oxnard?

A: I’m 17 years old and I lived in Oxnard all my life.

Q: What are your hobbies? And why?

A: I practice mariachi, I like to draw, I also play video games like dungeons and dragons in the new HHS tabletop club. I like to stay occupied and make money off of mariachi.

Q: What extracurricular activities are you in?

A: Mariachi, CAUSE, Flipinx, KIWINS, GSA, and TableTop Club. I do all of it to feel more involved with school and my community.

Q: Why did you join Writing for Publication class?

A: I joined to inform the community of Oxnard about what’s happening in our city and county.

Q: In the past four years of high school, what have you accomplished?

A: I took part in the demonstration against NJORTC’s neutrality to homophobic cadets, I was in a March for Our Lives protest, I made it first place in AVID write off and won second place district-wide.  I got two people on Oxnard city council elected and talked to the governor about immigrant rights and protested outside of his office for the end of a lot of targeted Muslim refugees.  

Q: What colleges do you want to attend after high school? 

A: My top choices are California Lutheran, San Fransico State University, and California State University Northridge.

Q: What do you plan on majoring in college? and why?

A: I plan on majoring in political science because I would like to enter the State’s Legislature one day.

Q: Do you feel like a leader or a follower? and why?

A: A leader because in group projects most of the time I organize folks.

Q: What instrument do you play in mariachi?

A: I play the vihuela and violin, and I provide vocals, as well.

Q: If you could have a superhero power what would it be and why?

A: Shapeshifting because I can turn into anything, at any time.