Esmeralda Barreras graduated with her Bachelor in Political Science from San Jose State on December of 2019. She was born and raised in Santa Rosa which is located in Sonoma County also known as “Wine Country”. She came to San Jose since she wanted to be close enough to drive home, but wanted to experience the city life. Growing up, her mother was a caregiver for the elderly, which gave Esmeralda a firsthand look into the exploitation of domestic workers and has become passionate to ensure that all workers have rights and pay.
During the free time her favorite thing is to read and enjoys going to bookstore finding her next read. Whenever she has free weekend she goes up and spends time with her family and dog.