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1996-97 Graduate Public Policy Fellow

As the daughter of immigrant parents who came to America for a better life, Alejandra Ceja’s passion for education inspired a journey that led her to The White House.

Hometown: Huntington Park, California

Current City: Washington, D.C.

CHCI Placement 1: National Council of La Raza

CHCI Placement 2: The Office of Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard

Education: Mount St. Mary’s College; City University of New York – Baruch College


  • White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics – Executive Director
  • U.S. Department of Education – Chief of Staff for Martha Kanter
  • House Committee on Education and Labor – Senior Budget and Appropriations Advisor
  • White House Office of Management and Budget – Program Examiner

Community Service & Volunteer Activities: CHCI Alumni Association (President 2006-2010); Presidential Management Fellows Program; National Hispana Leadership Institute; National Urban Fellows Program

“CHCI’s Alumni Association has grown in numbers and influence. I continue to access the network for professional development as well as use it to identify Latino candidates for employment opportunities.”