Team

Jocelyn SKS Photo

Jocelyn Cuevas, 19, is a nursing student at Bakersfield College. In her spare time, Cuevas enjoys drawing and painting fantasy related art. She joined South Kern Sol in order to be able to express herself in opinion pieces.

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Yessenia Aguilar, 19, just graduated from Arvin High School, she will be starting UCLA this fall where she plans to major in Economics and Political Science. In her spare time, Aguilar likes to watch her favorite show, One Tree Hill. Aguilar joined South Kern Sol because it lets her express her opinions about the community and makes her feel like someone is listening to what she has to say.

Reyna Olaguez is the Executive Director of South Kern Sol. She was born in Durango, Mexico and has since been a lifelong resident of the Central Valley. She attended California State University, Bakersfield where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, and a Master’s in Public Administration. Olaguez has always enjoyed working with her community. While in college, Olaguez volunteered with the United Farm Workers’ (UFW) Freeze Relief Program in Porterville, California. After college she completed an internship with Radio Campesina in Bakersfield and later became the radio station’s Community Outreach Director, where she continued to work closely with the UFW and other community-based programs. Olaguez went on to serve as a Legislative Aid to California State Senator Darrell Steinberg of Sacramento. Just prior to joining South Kern Sol, Olaguez served as a U.S. Census Partnership Specialist for Kern County, where she was responsible for the overall administration of U.S. Census public relations activities in Kern County.