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Hometown: Corcoran, California
School: California State University, Fresno
Major: Community Health
Placement: The Office of Rep. Raúl Grijalva

Nadia Rojas was born and raised in the valley of California, where she grew up in the small, agricultural town of Corcoran, California. Nadia was born to a single mother who moved from Leon, Guanajuato, to give Nadia and her siblings a greater opportunity in the United States. Her mother became the sole provider of the family by working as an agricultural worker. The struggles her single mother faced as a farmworker and immigrant motivated Nadia to pursue higher education.

Nadia is a first-generation student at California State University, Fresno, where she is determined to earn her degree in Public Health with an emphasis on Community Health. She is a role model in her community and for her younger sibling by being a mentor, volunteering for the American Heart Association, Make-a-Wish Foundation, and other organizations that primarily serve minorities. Nadia is a member of the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at Fresno State where she receives the utmost support. Although a minority, she does not see this as a barrier to achieving her goals and ambitions. It makes her more passionate and devoted to completing her education and being an effective health educator and leader in her community.

As a CHCI Intern, Nadia hopes to become a strong leader who advocates for all people, especially for underrepresented communities. She hopes to gain a new perspective on national and local issues by also expanding her knowledge on how to achieve and implement the best policies.