2008-09 Secondary Education Graduate Fellow
After learning to speak English in an ESL program and attending a vocational high school where the graduation rate barely reached 50%, CHCI gave Marvin Figueroa the opportunity to gain a federal perspective on our nation’s most challenging issues and introduced him to leaders devoted to finding solutions.
Hometown: Bronx, New York
Current City: Washington, D.C.
Current Position: Healthcare and Education Policy Senior Advisor , Office of Sen. Mark Warner
CHCI Placements: White House Office of Public Engagement; Office of Senator Mark Warner
Education: Vanderbilt University; Harvard University Graduate School of Education
Community Service & Volunteer Activities: Congressional Hispanic Staff Association
“Until the day that family background no longer influences who has access, and every person who has interest in working on the Hill can do so, CHCI programs are necessary as a point of entry for many Latinos who have talent but come from modest means.”