California State Assembly Member Honors ISLA VP with "Leader of Tomorrow" Nomination

ISLA Vice President of Development, Raquel Lizarraga, was nominated for the "Leader of Tomorrow" award by California State Assembly Member Cristina Garcia. Voting ends December 15, 2015.
By: International Surf Lifesaving Association
LA MIRADA, Calif. - Dec. 10, 2015 - PRLog -- California State Assembly Member Cristina Garcia has highlighted the positive contributions that occur every day in the community of the 58th Assembly District. This District includes Artesia, Bellflower, Bell Gardens, Cerritos, Commerce, Downey, Montebello, Pico Rivera, and Norwalk.

For 52 weeks, Cristina has recognized a winner with the #Pride58 award for their contributions. ISLA's Vice President of Development received the #Pride58 award in December 2014.

Cristina Garcia has created a contest for the general public to vote for the 52 #Pride58 nominee. The contest is to vote for your "Best of the Best." Raquel Lizarraga was nominated for the "Best of the Best Leader of Tomorrow."

Voting takes place via Facebook polls. Voting can occur each day until the contest ends on December 15, 2015.

The winner will be announced at the #Pride58 Gala on January 30, 2016.

To vote for the nominee in each category, visit

To read about each nominee, visit

Raquel Lizarraga works for the Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Technology department at Cerritos College, and is passionate about helping students succeed. To assist students she organizes events with guest speakers, delivers presentations, facilitates department tours, and creates promotion materials.

She is a graduate of CSU Fullerton where she obtained her B.A. in Business with an emphasis on Entrepreneurship and served as a student consultant for ISLA. Realizing she could raise awareness and educate about drowning being a leading cause of death around the world, she began volunteering at ISLA. She currently serves as Vice President of Development at ISLA, and educates local populations on drowning prevention through social media strategies and travels across the globe leading teams of volunteers.

Since its inception in 2008, ISLA has conducted over 20 humanitarian projects in 12 countries. The organization has provided 1,628 preventative actions, including 220 rescues, 188 medical aids, and 14 international lifeguard trainings and workshops. Comprised entirely of volunteers; the organization serves to provide training, medical supplies, disaster relief, and emergency personnel to communities in need around the world.

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