Bella Mosqueda

Northfield Union of Youth, Northfield

Name: Bella Mosqueda

Hometown: Maple Grove, MN

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at St.Olaf College

An experience in my life that has shaped my decision to spend a year as an AmeriCorps VISTA:

I have had many traumatic experiences in my life which has caused many mental health problems. I have been fortunate to have amazing support networks and the ability to have access to well respected mental health resources. I was able to get help. I want to help connect people with these same kind of resources because I know how life changing these resources can be. I may not be here if I had not had access to treatment centers, therapists, and psychiatrists. Breaking down the stigma and connecting people is now a big passion of mine.

Three words that best describe me:

Compassionate, conscientious, passionate

One thing I can’t live without:

My cat, Pumpkin

Something I like to do for fun:

Cooking