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CHCI-United Health Foundation Intern
Hometown: Austin, Texas
School: University of Texas at Austin
Major: Communications Sciences and Disorders
Placement: The Office of Rep. Lloyd Doggett

Marjorie Gonzalez is a first-generation college student at the University of Texas at Austin. She is pursuing a degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a concentration in Speech and Language Pathology, and a certificate in Ethics and Leadership in Law, Politics, and Government. During her time at the University of Texas at Austin Marjorie has received University Honors, conducted research, and studied abroad. Marjorie participated in the English Oxford Program, sponsored by UT, where she had the chance to spend five weeks studying Shakespeare and the Brontës at the University of Oxford’s Wadham College in Oxford, England.

Marjorie comes from a family of immigrants from Zacatecas, Mexico. Through them she learned the value of hard work and determination. She grew-up in a single parent household where she saw her mother work hard every single day to provide for her family. It is because of her family’s unyielding love and support that Marjorie was able to pursue her dream of attending college, and will continue to achieve what she sets her mind to.

Marjorie is also a CHCI-UHF Scholar-Intern, having completed an internship with a speech and language clinic in Lewisville, Texas that led her to pursue the degree she’s completing now. As a CHCI intern Marjorie hopes to strengthen her understanding of public policy and the legislative process, as well as further develop her ethical leadership skills through civic engagement, social responsibility, self-empowerment, and promotion of community and Hispanic culture.