Arnoldo Avalos

1989 Congressional Intern

Hometown: Gridley, California, and Juchitlan, Jalisco, Mexico

Current City: Pleasanton, California

CHCI Placement: U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Agriculture

Education: University of California, Berkeley; Harvard University Kennedy School of Government


  • Founder and CEO, Avalos Foundation
  • Head of Compensation and Global Compensation Manager, Facebook
  • Senior Global Compensation Manager, Google
  • Compensation Manager, Corporate Recruiter and Business Operations Manager, Cisco Systems
  • Systems Consultant, Andersen Consulting (Accenture)

Community Service & Volunteer Activities: Board of Governors, California Community Colleges; Hispanic Scholarship Fund Advisory Board Member; Latinas Contra Cancer; Board Member of Latino Community Foundation

“CHCI takes youth from the marginalized edges of America and puts them in the halls of power and influence. Participation in CHCI programs can fundamentally change the direction of someone’s life. Very few programs in our country target low-income Latino youth, which is what makes CHCI so unique.”