In this 360 video, Rise Up: Be Heard reporter Juan Avila Lopez met up with Marinarde Soto in Fresno, California, to talk about youth activism and identity.

β€œThis is what I’m doing with my life: I’m creating change and creating positive energy to bring to my community,” says the 19 year-old activist, mother and DACA recipient.

Rise Up: Be Heard is a journalism training and mentorship program at FMG for young adults living in underrepresented communities. The program is made possible by a partnership with The California Endowment.