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CHCI-Toyota Intern
Hometown: Hialeah, Florida
School: Brown University
Major: History and Latin & Caribbean Studies
Placement: The Office of Rep. Darren Soto

Laura Muñoz was born in Cuba and raised by two hardworking immigrant parents in Hialeah, Florida, a vibrant Latino immigrant community. Laura is currently a junior at Brown University majoring in History and Latin American & Caribbean Studies, with a focus on modern Cuban history. At Brown, she was a founder and president of Latinas@Brown, worked with Professor Jennifer Lambe on a variety of research projects focused on Cuban history, and is a member of Alpha Chi Omega.

As someone whose life has been transformed by education, Laura is interested in ensuring that low-income students of color receive a quality education regardless of their zip code. Last summer, she interned at Bloomberg Philanthropies on the Education Team where she learned the ins and outs of working at a foundation. Upon graduating from Brown, Laura hopes to spend a year in Spain on a Fulbright Scholarship teaching English to high school students. Her ultimate goal is to graduate from law school and devote her life to improving the United States’ education system by working in nonprofit organizations and government offices.

As a CHCI Intern, Laura hopes to develop her knowledge of how change is made on a governmental level and learn about how education policies are currently being created and implemented. She knows she will take this experience with her beyond the program and use her knowledge to work with her community.