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Hometown: Mount Vernon, Washington
School: Skagit Valley College
Major: Undecided
Placement: The Office of Migrant Education

Anaelsin Lopez was born in Phoenix, Arizona but was raised in Mount Vernon, Washington, where she began working in agriculture fields alongside her family. As a first-generation college student, she is determined to help immigrant and migrant communities for a better future, specifically for students. Anaelsin is currently involved in the Migrant Leaders Club, Underground Writing program, and College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP). Anaelsin’s passion to represent her community has allowed her work to be published in the anthologies, What No One Ever Tells You and When the Dust Rises. Anaelsin’s greatest achievements are a representation of her hard work beyond her education and family responsibilities.

Anaelsin is a rising sophomore at Skagit Valley College, where she is completing her prerequisites to transfer to the University of Washington, where she will continue her education. As of now, she is currently considering a major in Political science, Communications, or Information Systems. Although her curiosity comes from different directions, she is determined to find ways to give back to her community while still doing the things she is passionate about.

As a CHCI Intern, Anaelsin hopes to learn more about the programs that she is proud to be a part of. Anaelsin also hopes to learn from role models in a professional setting that will be influential in her journey towards achieving her goals.