June 2021 – Undergraduate Student
Matthew Holgate – Navajo Nation
Navajo Mountain, AZ
Scholarship: Wells Fargo
School: Vanguard University of Southern California
I currently serve as the Vice President of Communication in the Student Government Association at VUSC. I have recently promoted and worked on planning Anti-Human Trafficking and Human Trafficking Awareness conferences and Webinars to Navajo Youth. I have served as the Intercultural Students Programs Department Lead from 2019 to 2020 at VUSC. I am currently an intern for the nonprofit, Love 146, an organization aimed at ending child trafficking.
Matthew attends Vanguard University of Southern California and is originally from Navajo Mountain, Arizona. Matthew is Many Goats born for Bitter Water, his maternal grandfather is Mexican Clan, and his paternal grandfather is Many Goats. Matthew is a communication major with a minor in journalism and digital media and working toward his certificate in anti-human trafficking. After college, Matthew wants to raise awareness of human trafficking in Indigenous youth communities. Matthew has a passion for working with students who seek to create social change in their communities. Matthew can see change, but it must take all of us to be aware and share our voices, especially in human trafficking, and it is his future that every Indigenous person would feel the human right to know love and be loved.