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Fellows of the Month

Romie Barriere

Dec 1, 2010

Romie Barriere

Law Graduate Fellow
Hometown: Hemet, CA
School: Columbia University
Degree: Juris Doctor
Placement: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights
Miguel Lopez

Nov 1, 2010

Miguel Lopez

Higher Education Graduate Fellow
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
School: University of California, Los Angeles
Degree: Ph.D. Candidate, Higher Education and Organizational Change
Placement: U.S. Department of Education, White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics
Evelia Castillo

May 1, 2010

Evelia Castillo

Hometown: McAllen, TX
School: University of Texas at Austin
Major: BA, Government
Placement 1: The White House, Office of the Vice President
Placement 2: The Office of Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28)
Julio Costa

Apr 1, 2010

Julio Costa

Hometown: Skokie, IL
School: University of Illinois, Champaign
Major: BA, Political Science
Minor: Spanish
Placement: The Office of Senator Robert Menendez (NJ)
Ulises A. Gonzalez

Mar 1, 2010

Ulises A. Gonzalez

National Association of Realtors Housing Graduate Fellow
Hometown: East Los Angeles, CA
School: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Major: Master's, City and Regional Planning
Placement 1: Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Placement 2: Office of Int. Foundation Innovation, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Andrea Serra

Feb 1, 2010

Andrea Serra

Hometown: San Juan, PR
School: Syracuse University
Major: BA, International Studies
Bertha Guerrero

Jan 1, 2010

Bertha Guerrero

Hometown: Santa Ana, CA
School: University of California, Los Angeles
Major: BA, Political Science
Placement: The Office of Congressman Raul Grijalva (AZ-7)
Rebecca Medina

Dec 1, 2009

Rebecca Medina

DaVita/Edward R. Roybal Health Graduate Fellow
Hometown: Whittier, CA
School: Loma Linda University
Major: Master's, Pubic Health
Placement: The Office of Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34)
Rita Rico

Nov 1, 2009

Rita Rico

November 2009 Fellow of the Month
Hometown: Bell, CA
School: University of California, Berkeley
Major: Ethnic Studies, Chicano Studies
Placement 1: Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34)
Placement 2: The United States Student Association
Craig Martinez

May 1, 2009

Craig Martinez

Hometown: Bell, CA
School: University of California, Berkeley
Major: Ethnic Studies, Chicano Studies
Placement 1: Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34)
Placement 2: The United States Student Association
Daniel Montes

Apr 1, 2009

Daniel Montes

Hometown: Bell, CA
School: University of California, Berkeley
Major: Ethnic Studies, Chicano Studies
Placement 1: Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34)
Placement 2: The United States Student Association
Stephen Perez

Mar 1, 2009

Stephen Perez

Edward A. Roybal Public Health Fellow
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
School: University of California, San Francisco
Major: MSN, Nursing
Placement 1: Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA)
Placement 2: Office of HIV/AIDS Policy, Office of Public Health and Science
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Veronica Duron

Feb 1, 2009

Veronica Duron

Hometown: San Antonio, TX
Education: B.A., Sociology & History University of Texas at Austin
Placement: Congressman Solomon P. Ortiz (TX-27)
Esther Valle

Apr 1, 2008

Esther Valle

Hometown: Anaheim, CA
Education: University of Nevada, Las Vegas B.A., Economics & Minor in Criminal Justice California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo Master of City and Regional Planning (MCRP)
1st Placement: House Financial Services Committee
2nd Placement: NeighborWorks America
Robert Fuentes

Mar 1, 2008

Robert Fuentes

Placement: Voting Rights Section, Department of Justice
Hometown: Porterville, California
Education: Stanford University, B.A. with Honors, Political Science
M. Lucero Ortiz

Feb 1, 2008

M. Lucero Ortiz

Placement: Chambers of Judge Ricardo Urbina
Hometown: San Jose, CA
Education: University of California-Los Angeles, B.A. in International Development Studies and Chicana/o Studies; American University, Juris Doctor, Washington College of Law
Daniel Herrera

Jan 1, 2008

Daniel Herrera

Placement: Senator Dianne Feinstein (CA) (not finalized)
Hometown: San Fernando, CA
Education: Stanford University, B.A. Political Science
Frinny R. Polanco

Nov 1, 2007

Frinny R. Polanco

Placement: Health Resources and Services Administration
Hometown: Boston, MA
Education: Brown University, B.A., Community Health
Betsaida Alcantara

Apr 1, 2007

Betsaida Alcantara

Placement 2: Senator Robert Menendez (NJ)
Placement 1: Senator Charles Schumer (NY)
Hometown: Goshen, NY
Education: Bard College, B.A., Political Science
Jose A. Medina

Mar 1, 2007

Jose A. Medina

Placement 1: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Stamp Program
Placement 2: Congressman Silvestre Reyes (TX-16)
Hometown: El Paso, TX
Education: University of Texas at El Paso, Political Science, M.A. candidate Vassar College, B.A., Sociology and Political Science