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Hometown: Wenatchee, Washington
School: Washington State University
Major: Pre-Law
Placement: The Office of Rep. Raúl Grijalva

Daniela was born and raised in Wenatchee, Washington by her parents who immigrated to the United States close to 25 years ago. She is a first-generation student who has worked non-stop in school and out of school to make sure she gets the best out of an opportunity or job. With school going virtual, she still participated in MECHA, Mariposas Poderosas, CAMP, and was a Chicanx/Latinx Student Alliance Rep for CAMP. While doing all this, last semester she was able to attain above a 3.5 GPA. More recently, she ran for Student Senate and was elected. With her position in the senate, she wants to work on a bill that supports low-income students, making college more affordable by using a free or reduced plan.

Daniela is currently a first-year with junior standing at Washington State University, Pullman. She is on track to get a degree in Pre-Law with a double minor in Spanish and Woman Studies. Daniela hopes to attend Law school after undergrad to peruse a law degree. Her goal is to become an immigration lawyer to give back to the people who have given so much in this country.

As a CHCI Intern, Daniela hopes to gain a greater understanding of what it would be like working for a congressional office, while also gaining professional development. Daniela has high hopes for her future but wants to also inspire others who come from the same background and show them that a small down does not limit opportunities.