21 Years Old
“I get to use my following on social media to encourage political and social change, and to mobilize young voters like me to utilize our voices at the polls. Not only have I been able to inspire people online but I have also gotten countless opportunities locally to do groundwork which has helped me connect more to the community and like-minded individuals living around me.”
As a social media content creator and activist, Jeremy has had the opportunity to network with young people across the country and to meet with our nation’s leaders in Washington, D.C. They recently graduated from Texas Tech University, and is a first-generation college student.
Jeremy was born in Kenya before moving to the United States as a child. They are proud of their roots, which they feel both fuel their aspirations and helps them keep grounded. Jeremy’s time in foster care provided them with opportunities that they might not have had with their biological parents, including obtaining their U.S. citizenship and having normal teenage experiences.
When they were young, Jeremy always felt they had to think like an adult, but with support of a loving foster family they felt relieved of some of the pressure and were able to be their true, authentic self.