2023-2024 Public Policy Fellows
Alfredo Daniel Barrera Miranda
CHCI Public Policy Fellow Presented by Amazon
Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah
School: New York University
Placement: The Office of Congressman Lou Correa
Alfredo, “Freddy”, (he/him) is a first-generation Mexican-American born in Santa Ana, California and raised both in Santa Ana and Salt Lake City, Utah. He is the proud eldest son of Mexican immigrants and a first-generation college graduate. He is very grateful for his family, who spent countless hours working multiple jobs to provide him the opportunity to focus on his education.
Freddy graduated from New York University (NYU) with a major in Politics. As an undergraduate student, Freddy was involved in various on and off-campus organizations to learn how to give back to marginalized communities. On campus, Freddy was an Ambassador for the Admissions Program, where he worked to demystify the college experience for prospective students, especially for first-generation college students. During his final year at NYU, Freddy co-led the First-Generation Low-Income organization, where he coordinated NYU’s very first First-Generation Graduation Ceremony. Off-campus, Freddy worked with various non-profit organizations like the Utah Center for Legal Inclusion and the Council for Court Excellence. From developing scholarship databases for underrepresented students to researching court reform initiatives for the D.C. area, Freddy demonstrates a commitment to using his positions to enact tangible benefits for marginalized communities. Additionally, Freddy worked as a community organizer with a focus on voting rights, where he developed a passion for grassroots organizing as a means of bringing communities together to push for local and national reforms.
As a CHCI Public Policy Fellow, Freddy looks forward to learning how community organizing and public policy intersect to provide maximal positive change. He hopes to learn and develop new ways to continue advocating for marginalized communities.