2023 Fall Congressional Interns
Congressional Intern, Presented By: Bank of America
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
School: Middlebury College
Placement: The Office of Rep. Norma J. Torres
Alejandro was born and raised in Los Angeles, California by his mother and father who immigrated to the United States from their small, indigenous village in Oaxaca, Mexico. As a first-generation, low-income student, Alejandro has always understood the value of pursuing higher education – which he did through the unwavering support of College Match Los Angeles – and empowering students from similar backgrounds to do the same.
Alejandro is currently a rising senior at Middlebury College, majoring in Sociology with a minor in Spanish. On campus, he is actively involved in the Student Government Association – serving as the Co-Director of Academic Affairs for the past two years. In that capacity he has consulted on and advocated for academic policies that center students from underrepresented backgrounds. Moreover, he works in college access within and beyond campus. Most notably, he has served as an Admissions Student Ambassador and now leads the team as an Access Intern in the Admissions Office. After the Supreme Court’s recent decision on college admissions, his commitment to college access has only deepened. Upon graduation, Alejandro hopes to pursue education policy to enact systemic change while supporting college access nonprofits in their support of students to uplift them, their families, and their communities.
As a CHCI Intern, Alejandro hopes to gain a deeper understanding of the legislative process with a focus on education and economic issues. Ultimately, he hopes to leverage this experience to make a lasting difference in communities like his and inspire others to do the same.