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Fall 2020 CHCI-Coca-Cola Intern

Hometown: Rio Rancho, New Mexico
School: University of New Mexico
Major: Political Science & Economics

Genevieve Romero was born and raised in New Mexico, as the youngest child in a large family. Her parents owned and operated a mental health clinic, focused on substance abuse treatment and domestic violence. Growing up around and working in their clinic, Genevieve learned the importance of service. Losing a brother to drug addiction, Genevieve felt called to build a life dedicated to addressing the root causes of addiction and inequality in her family and community.

Genevieve is currently a senior at the University of New Mexico studying Political Science and Economics with a focus in the National Security Studies Program. During her undergraduate career, she has been a part of the Strong Families New Mexico Reproductive Justice Team, worked as a counselor to empower young women through the American Legion Auxiliary New Mexico Girl’s State Program, and has recently begun to work as a freelance reporter for the UNM student publication The Daily Lobo. Her primary aim has been to raise awareness of domestic and sexual violence, and social justice issues. Upon completing her degree, Genevieve plans to attend law school. Her ultimate career goal is to be an immigration lawyer and a community organizer fighting for social justice.

As a CHCI Intern, Genevieve hopes to strengthen her knowledge of the legislative process, as well as gain experience and information regarding immigration policy reform. She hopes to use this experience to better serve her New Mexico community.