Hometown: Olney, Maryland
School: University of Maryland – College Park
Placement: The Office of Rep. Adam Smith
Walter Giusti was born in Lima, Peru and immigrated to the United States with his mother at the age of five. His drive to succeed comes from witnessing the sacrifices his parents made, which has given him a further appreciation of the opportunities and privileges he has in this country.
Walter is a first-generation college student majoring in economics at the University of Maryland. On campus, Walter is an executive board member for Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, where he fundraised for people with disabilities. Additionally, Walter has gone on various mission trips with his Faith Presbyterian Church and assisted underprivileged communities.
As a CHCI Intern, Walter hopes to expand his knowledge on the legislative process and increase his leadership and professional skills. Upon graduating, Walter plans to help impoverished neighborhoods and make his family proud.