I am a lifelong Phoenician, a graduate of Brophy College Preparatory, and a current undergraduate senior at Creighton University. Through my roles serving as Creighton University’s first Latino student body president, an intern with the community-based organization, Aliento, and former intern for US House Assistant Democratic Leader James Clyburn, I bring proven experience in crafting policies, drafting proposals, and leading teams. Such examples that reflect my work and advocacy in promoting policies that uplift Latino communities include lobbying Arizona’s state legislature in May 2021 to pass SCR 1044 that established voter Proposition 308 (earning recognition on the State House Floor from then minority leader, Charlene Fernandez), campaigning for the passage of Prop 308, and meeting with Phoenix City Council and Maricopa County Community College Foundation in designing and implementing the Phoenix Promise Program, earning recognition from Mayor Kate Gallego. I believe my experiences and leadership style not only reflect my personal identities, but they also align with CHCI’s goals for Arizona. Francisco participated in the the R2L NextGen program in 2019.