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Abraham Waserstein

CHCI-Facebook Intern
Hometown: Boca Raton, Florida
School: Princeton University
Major: Public and International Affairs
Placement: The Office of Sen. Robert Menendez

Abraham was born in Miami and raised in Boca Raton, Florida in a proud immigrant household. His grandparents are Holocaust survivors who left Poland after WWII and ended up living in Havana, Cuba for seventeen years, where his mother was born. Amidst the rise of the Castro regime, his family once again found themselves forced out of their homes. After spending a few months in Philadelphia as refugees, his family ultimately settled down in San Jose, Costa Rica where they’ve lived for the past fifty-six years.

Abraham is currently a sophomore at Princeton University pursuing a concentration in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs with a certificate in Latin American Studies. On campus, he is the founder and president of J-Lats, Princeton University’s Jewish-Latinx student group. He is also the founder and executive director of the Collegiate Moot Beit Din, an international moot court competition that analyzes contemporary ethical dilemmas through the prism of Jewish law. Abraham intends to obtain a Juris Doctorate with the aim of affecting policy change and ensuring that the judicial system render decisions that grant all individuals, especially immigrants, a ruling that is in accordance with their inalienable rights.

As a CHCI Intern, Abraham aspires to learn from current Latinx congressional leaders in pursuit of garnering invaluable lessons that will help him become an effective voice of change and advocate for disadvantaged communities. Abraham is excited to partake in this internship that offers an extraordinary experiential opportunity within the legislative system.