Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts
School: Harvard University
Placement: The Office of Rep. Ayanna Pressley
Born and raised in Hyde Park, Massachusetts, Nayleth is the proud daughter of Venezuelan parents who always taught her that the sky is the limit when it comes to achieving her goals. A former METCO student, Nayleth had the unique experience of taking the bus to the suburban Newton Public Schools, which fostered her passion for issues of diversity and inclusion and nurtured her curiosity about how our environments impact and shape who we are.
Nayleth is currently a sophomore at Harvard University majoring in Neuroscience on the Mind, Brain, Behavior Track and considering a minor in Global Health and Health Policy. On-campus, she is the president of Fuerza Latina, the college’s largest Latinx social organization, a Diversity Peer Educator at the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations, and Vice President of the Law and Nonprofits branch of Latinxs in Finance and Technology. In the future, she hopes to attend law school to champion work at the intersection of the law and the brain, as well as continue to advocate for the de-stigmatization of mental health.
As a CHCI Intern, Nayleth hopes to immerse herself in the legislative process and learn more about public health policy to see how lawmakers are working to imagine revolutionary communities of care where every constituent’s mental, physical, and emotional needs are met.