The Gold Ticket I received to enter the United States House of Representatives for the 2019 State of the Union address hangs above my desk.
I am overwhelmed, reminiscing about the evening of Feb. 5, when I shared the space with the 116th Congress of the United States. Attending the State of the Union speech with the current identities that I hold was an experience so powerful and exhilarating that, to this day, I am still processing its impact on my life. The opportunity Congressman Gil Cisneros shared with me uplifted my spirit, broadened my horizon, and taught me that caring is what makes one extraordinary. Continue reading in the Orange County Register.