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CHCI-Phillips 66 Intern
Hometown: Oakland, California
School: Wellesley College
Major: Mathematics
Placement: The Office of Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard

Ixchel was born in Berkeley, California and raised in Oakland, California. She has two brothers, one older and one younger. During high school she would often care for her younger brother. She is very close to her family and community.

Ixchel is a sophomore at Wellesley College, double majoring in Political Science and Mathematics. On campus she is involved in the Davis Museum Student Advisory Committee where she serves as a liaison between the student body and the Davis Museum, and raises awareness of the Davis by encouraging the Museum’s interdisciplinary function, engaging the diverse and multicultural student body. She works as a math tutor off campus and is helping to conduct research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to examine the 2018 Midterm elections. Upon, completing her undergraduate degree she hopes to volunteer with the Peace Corps for a few years before returning to school to earn a doctoral degree in Development Economics. Her ultimate career goal would be to work as the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

As a CHCI Intern, Ixchel hopes to gain insight regarding government organizations which focus on human rights and increase her understanding of the legislative process to be a more effective activist for her community.