Summer 2023 Congressional Interns
Hometown: Oxnard, California
School: Yale University
Major: Ethnicity, Race, and Migration
Placement: The Office of Rep. Lou Correa
Jesús Ramos is a Mexican-American born and raised in the coastal city of Oxnard, California. His family has roots in Michoacán, Mexico, with his mother having immigrated to the United States. As a first-generation and low-income college student, Jesús understands the importance of education and representing his community as he moves through the world.
At Yale University, Jesús is pursuing a degree in Ethnicity, Race, and Migration. Outside of academics, he is actively involved in MECHA de Yale as the co-treasurer. Moreover, he engages in mentorship work as an Advising Fellow for Matriculate, where he guides first-generation low-income students in their college application processes, and as a Peer Liaison at La Casa Cultural where he helps Latine first-year students navigate Yale. Upon graduation, Jesús plans to attend law school and focus on immigration law to advocate for undocumented immigrants and provide accessible services in his hometown. He hopes to join the fight in creating a streamlined pathway to citizenship that centers around the idea that immigrant rights are human rights.
As a CHCI Intern, Jesús hopes to expand his knowledge of the legislative processes that go into policy work and how he can use his voice to advocate for change. He is confident that the CHCI community will provide him with valuable opportunities to grow as a leader and learn how to empower others from his community who hope to go into public service.
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