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Fellows of the Month

Carolina Rizzo

Jan 1, 2014

Carolina Rizzo

Law Graduate Fellow
Hometown: Paysandú, Uruguay
School: American University
Degree: J.D.
Placement: Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission
Elizabeth Padilla-Crespo

Dec 1, 2013

Elizabeth Padilla-Crespo

API STEM Graduate Fellow
Hometown: Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
Schools/Degrees: Georgia Institute of Technology, M.S., Applied Biology. University of Tennessee, Ph.D. Candidate, Microbiology
Placement: House Committee on Science, Space and Technology
Yesenia Lopez

Nov 1, 2013

Yesenia Lopez

Public Policy Fellow
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
School: DePaul University
Degree: B.A., Political Science
Placement: Office of Rep. Luis Gutierrez
Norma Salazar-Ibarra and Pedro Suarez

Oct 1, 2013

Norma Salazar-Ibarra and Pedro Suarez

Secondary Education Graduate Fellow
Hometown: Santa Maria, California
Schools/Degrees: Harvard Graduate School of Education, Ed.M., Education in Prevention Science and Practice. California State University, Long Beach, Master of Science in Counseling
Placement: Office of Rep. Raúl Grijalva

Pedro Suarez
BP Foundation STEM Public Policy Fellow
Hometown: San Juan, Texas
School: University of Texas, Austin
Degree: B.S., Mathematics
Placement: Office of Rep. Filemon Vela
Reuben Kapp

May 1, 2013

Reuben Kapp

Public Policy Fellow
Hometown: Saginaw, Michigan
School: University of Michigan
Degree: B.A., Public Policy & Management
Placement 1: U.S. Department of State
Placement 2: Office of Rep. Gary Peters
Michael Bueno

Apr 1, 2013

Michael Bueno

BP Foundation STEM Public Policy Fellow
Hometown: Raymondville, Texas
School: Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
Degree: B.S., Environmental Science
Placement 1: American Association for the Advancement of Science
Placement 2: House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
Jennifer Castillo

Mar 1, 2013

Jennifer Castillo

Law Graduate Fellow
Hometown: Lawrence, Massachusetts
School: Boston College Law School
Degree: J.D.
Placement: Clerkship with Judge Marisa Demeo
Morgan Brand

Feb 1, 2013

Morgan Brand

BP Foundation STEM Public Policy Fellow
Hometown: Seattle, Washington
School: Emory University
Degree: B.S., Neuroscience
Placement 1: American Public Health Association
Placement 2: Leadership Office of Rep. Nancy Pelosi
Aurelia de la Rosa Aceves and David Lind

Jan 1, 2013

Aurelia de la Rosa Aceves and David Lind

Pepsico Foundation Health Graduate Fellow
Hometown: Alhambra, California
School: City University of New York - Baruch College.
Degree: M.A., Sociology and M.P.A.
Placement: U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness
Focus: Nutrition, Homelessness & the ACA
David Lind
API STEM Graduate Fellow
Hometown: Miami, Florida
School: Clemson University
Degree: M.S., Automotive Engineering
Placement: Senate Finance Committee
Pamela Diaz

Dec 1, 2012

Pamela Diaz

Public Policy Fellow
Hometown: El Paso, Texas
School: University of the Incarnate Word
Degree: B.A., Business Administration
Placement: U.S. Trade Representative, Congressional Affairs Office
Jose Plaza

Nov 1, 2012

Jose Plaza

Higher Education Graduate Fellow
Hometown: Oxnard, California
Schools/Degrees: California State University - Long Beach, M.S., Counseling University of Southern California, Ed.D. Candidate, Education Leadership-Higher Education
Placement: The Education Trust
Elizabeth Salina

Apr 1, 2012

Elizabeth Salina

BP Foundation STEM Public Policy Fellow
Hometown: Brownsville, Texas
School: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Degree: B.S., Civil Engineering
Placement: The Office of Rep. Hansen Clarke
Mario Flores

Mar 1, 2012

Mario Flores

Hometown: Oak Park, Illinois
School: DePaul University
Degree: B.S., Business Administration
Placement: The Office of Rep. Luis Gutierrez
Tomas Robles, Jr.

Feb 1, 2012

Tomas Robles, Jr.

New York Life Foundation Public Policy Fellow
Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona
School: Arizona State University - Main Campus
Degree: B.A., Public Administration
Placement 1: The Office of Rep. Raul Grijalva
Placement 2: American Federation of Labor - Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)
Cristal Ruiz

Dec 1, 2011

Cristal Ruiz

AARP Public Policy Fellow
Hometown: Stockton, CA
School: University of California, San Diego
Degree: B.A., Political Science
Placement: The Office of Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard
Monica Bautista

Nov 1, 2011

Monica Bautista

McDonalds Public Policy Fellow
Hometown: Portland, Oregon
School: Portland State University
Degree: B.A., Community Health Education
Placement: The Office of Senator Richard Durbin
Alyssa Padilla

May 1, 2011

Alyssa Padilla

Hometown: Tucson, AZ
School: University of Arizona, Tucson
Degree: BS, Business Administration
Placement 1: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Global Health Affairs
Placement 2: The Office of Rep. Raul M. Grijalva (AZ-7)
Josefina Villanueva

Apr 1, 2011

Josefina Villanueva

Hometown: Hammond, IN
School: Butler University
Degree: BA, Political Science and Spanish
Placement 1: The White House, Office of Health Reform
Placement 2: The Office of Rep. Andre Carson (IN-7)
Alexis Ruiz

Mar 1, 2011

Alexis Ruiz

SEIU Fellow
Hometown: Acworth, GA
School: University of Georgia
Degree: BA, Political Science & French
Placement: Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
Placement 2: White House Office of Presidential Correspondence
Judith Perez

Feb 1, 2011

Judith Perez

National Association of Realtors Housing Graduate Fellow
Hometown: Bronx, NY
School: Fordham University
Degree: Ph.D. Candidate, Sociology
Placement: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Community Planning and Development - Grant Programs