Rebecca Diaz, an alumna of The Honors College at Wolfson Campus, was one of five Andrew Goodman Foundation Ambassadors to receive the 2019 Hidden Hero award.
Diaz, 20, was selected for the award based on her ongoing service with the Andrew Goodman Foundation, and her efforts to ensure voting rights in her local community.
In September of 2018, Diaz and several student representatives from Miami Dade College obtained early voting sites at North and Kendall Campus, paving the way for more than 11,000 people to vote at these locations.
“Winning this award validated the efforts that I’ve made toward my community,” Diaz said. “It represented how much Miami Dade College helped me grow.”
Diaz received the award during the National Civic Leadership Training Summit at Montclair State University on July 22. She will attend the University of Florida in the fall in pursuit of a double bachelor’s degree in English and sociology.