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Public Policy Fellow

Hometown: El Paso, Texas

School: University of the Incarnate Word

Degree: B.A., Business Administration

Placement: U.S. Trade Representative, Congressional Affairs Office

Pamela Diaz was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. In 2006, she moved to San Antonio to attend the University of the Incarnate Word where she received a bachelor of arts in business administration with a concentration in economics and finance.

Pamela worked as an intern for AVANCE and after receiving her bachelor’s degree she was promoted to the position of executive assistant to the president and CEO. During her time with AVANCE, she acted as the liaison to the national board of directors where her responsibilities included facilitating all board meetings and events, preparing presentations for corporate audiences, and managing the office of the president while attending additional professional development courses. Pamela gained valuable experience in the area of nonprofit management and learned the importance of early childhood education.

As a CHCI Public Policy Fellow, Pamela hopes to gain a better understanding of how public policy can make a positive impact on the Latino community.