Rita Vega moved to Florida at the age of 8 from Nicaragua in hopes of a better future. Determined even then to make something of herself in her new home, she’s since grabbed every opportunity thrown her way.
Today, Ms. Vega is the president of the Student Government Association (SGA) at the School for Advanced Studies-Wolfson/Miami Dade College, a position she’s held since freshman year, and the district SGA vice president. She is also a youth commissioner, serves as a photographer for her church, and is an entrepreneur who has founded a clothing brand: Vegatoons.
Ms. Vega is proud of her successes and looks forward to contributing to the community through her service to The Children's Trust.
Term expires: June 30, 2019