Carlo Marcelo Cabrera was born in Lima, Peru. He currently is the President of the Student Government Association for Hillsborough Community College – Dale Mabry Campus. He is now studying as a transfer student at the University of South Florida. Going for a double major in Political Science and History, a minor in Leadership Studies and a certificate in National Intelligence. After going to Law School, he hopes to one day run for office and become the next supreme court justice. He also is the current Krewe of Sant’ Yago Scholarship recipient, awarded to him by the HCC Foundation. Carlo is a strong believer in advocacy, resilience, and determination. He has shown these attributes throughout his stay at Hillsborough Community College as the President of the Student Government Association and by representing his student body in meetings with the college’s administration and by making decisions on behalf of fifteen thousand students.
In the local level, Carlo has been able to represent the Hispanic community by being part of the Hispanic Heritage Committee at HCC for being a minority-serving institution. Besides representing his Hispanic community, he has participated in the Honors Program at Hillsborough Community College, where he became an ambassador. With the help of his mentors and peers, he created an outreach program targeting local high schools around the area – to help them with basic information and knowledge about what it means to be a transfer student.
In the state level, Carlo currently serves in the Florida College System Student Government Association (FCSSGA), where he serves alongside the executive board as the State Parliamentarian and the Region 2 Juris Prudence. He also has been part of the business organization Phi Beta Lambda for 2 years, where he served as their secretary. Carlo also is a long-life member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and was part of their executive board; taking the position of treasurer in 2018.
In the federal level, Carlo has met with Congresswoman Kathy Castor regarding educational and environmental safety for all student in the Florida College System. As well as, gotten the opportunity to be part of a protest for a “Clean Dream Act” with the United We Dream Organization and HCC’s Community Based Activism – advocating on behalf of all of his undocumented students and those with temporary protected status.
Carlo hopes to bring his ideologies of Leadership, Education, Advocacy and Diversity (LEAD), into the Hispanic community and wishes to inspire the youth to be more civically educated.