Jannet Matthew, President
Jannet Matthew is a Long Beach resident with a passion for human rights and cultural heritage. Jannet is a native Spanish speaker and First-Generation American. Jannet is graduating from Southwestern Law School with her Juris Doctorate in Spring of 2017. She currently serves as an immigration law clerk, and intends on pursuing a career in immigration law.
Jannet started her journey with We Are the Next in 2014 as a student intern, worked as part-time staff, and then became President of the Board. She is well-versed in our operations and programs, and works with our Youth Advisory Council. Her leadership on our board has been critical in shaping our programs for first-generation youth in the Long Beach region.