Hometown: Santa Paula, California
School: Georgetown University
Placement: The Office of Rep. Grace Napolitano
Alondra Navarro is a first-generation Mexican-American hailing from Santa Paula, California. Growing up in an immigrant household and agricultural community, her parents have instilled in her the importance of a higher education. Alondra is the youngest of four girls and has always had the unconditional emotional support to follow her passions and aspirations. At a very young age, Alondra became an advocate for farmworkers rights and social justice after seeing her father, a farmworker, work long tedious hours. Growing up in a household full of powerful women she also become and advocate for women’s rights. Her family is her motivation to pursue a higher education and to fight for social change.
Alondra is studying Government and Women’s and Gender Studies at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. She is currently Vice President for a student organization, Georgetown Women of Color, fellow for Women Advancing Gender Equity (WAGE), and member of the Georgetown Scholarship Program. Alondra is also an active member in the Latinx community and has been part of the Latino Leadership Forum to ensure the Latinx voice is being represented.
As a CHCI intern, Alondra hopes to learn more about American government, public policy, and to enrich her professional development skills. Upon her undergrad, Alondra aspires to work with female farmworkers to ensure their rights, better working conditions, and accessibility to reproductive rights.