Born in Colombia, Arantza camed to the United States as a young child, which is when she began drawing.
Arantza's artwork, which often documents the immigrant experience and struggle, has won a lot of acclaim. Last year, she was the grand prize winner in the Congressional Arts Competition.
After winning first place in October in an art contest titled "Portraying the Undocumented Experience," Arantza explained, "I feel we have to be the vessel for other voices that can't be heard. "
This is the moment from the gathering at Arabia Mountain High School when Arantza Pena Popa learned she had been chosen as the doodle winner for Georgia.
Online voting for the five national finalist starts goes through this Friday, June 8. Google will announce the five national finalists later this month.
One of them will be chosen to have their doodle featured on the Google homepage for a day. The winner earns a $30,000 college scholarship, and their school will receive a $50,000 tech package toward the establishment or improvement of a computer lab or technology program.
If you want to vote for Arantza's design, you can do so at this link starting early this week. (Will update when the voting link is live.)