During her time at California State University, East Bay, Yajaira advocated for all students in the CSU system and the local residents of Hayward. Her passion for advocacy stems from her multiple years in leadership in Associated Students Incorporated (ASI), congressional internships, and statewide civic engagement efforts. Yajaira has been able to empower marginalized communities during her service in ASI and continues to do so in her daily life. Yajaira hopes to continue to engage local residents of the Bay Area for many years to come. In her free time, Yajaira loves to explore Bay Area food spots.