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Trustee Emeritus Ali C. Razi Scholar
Our voices are extremely powerful, and the ability to share the story of Agriculture is needed from the younger generation.
Breanna Holbert struggled as a Latinx-African American growing up in a predominately white community in the Central Valley. Raised by a single parent, Breanna didn’t see college as possible, because she served as a second parent to her siblings and worked to help with expenses. Fortunately, Breanna’s community supported her journey—emotionally, physically, financially and spiritually—to Chico State to become an agricultural science and education major.
Breanna has since served thousands of high school students across the country as the first female African American national president in the 90-year history of the Future Farmers of America. At Chico State, she was elected Associated Students (AS) director of legislative affairs and led a committee in hosting the most civic engagement events of all 23 CSU campuses.
Today, Breanna is president of AS, and she has been named one of 24 Remarkable Women of the CSU in honor of her many achievements. Breanna’s goal is to become an educator, helping students of color reclaim their story in agriculture.