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CHCI-Coca Cola Congressional Intern
Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
Major: Administration of Justice
Placement: The Office of Representative Veronica Escobar

Marsha was raised in the west side of San Antonio, Texas by her mother Jane Madrigal, a local Chicana artist. Growing up surrounded by artists, Marsha learned to value individuality and indigenous culture. Marsha’s experience with the Texas public school system made her realize the urgent need for an equitable, relatable, and relevant education.

On campus, Marsha is a mentor to high school girls through the Precious Pearls Youth Outreach Organization. During her summer, she teaches Latino youth about gardening practices and indigenous culture. Marsha has always loved working with children and continues to be an advocate for underserved youth.

Marsha is currently a sophomore at Howard University, majoring in Administration of Justice and minoring in Community Development. Upon completing her undergraduate degree, Marsha plans to go to law school, with a focus on juvenile and education law. Marsha’s career goals are to become a defense attorney for juveniles and to eventually start her own public charter school that cater to the needs of underserved youth and provide them with a primary and secondary educational experience she wished she had.

As a CHCI intern, Marsha wishes to learn more about the legislative process and how policies impact public school education to understand how to better serve her community.