Summer 2023 Congressional Interns
Hometown: Richardson, Texas
School: University of Texas at Dallas
Major: Interdisciplinary Studies
Placement: The Office of Rep. Colin Allred
Rebecca Diaz is a passionate first-generation college student at the University of Texas at Dallas. She’s on a mission to make a positive impact on the world around her, and as the eldest of three siblings, she understands the critical role she plays in leading her family and community towards greater heights.
At just 18 years old, Rebecca earned her Associates degree in Science at Dallas College, graduating concurrently with her high school diploma in 2021. Now pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in Environmental science, planning to graduate by the end of 2023 as part of the Undergraduate Success Scholars program.
Rebecca is immensely proud of her Mexican and Guatemalan heritage and credits her parents for instilling the values of hard work and patience. Growing up in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area, she developed a deep respect and appreciation for her community. Through the Engineering Projects in Community Service program, Rebecca worked as a front-end web developer and document manager for March to The Polls, a non-profit organization dedicated to registering and increasing voter turnout in low-income communities. Rebecca is particularly interested in researching the impact of anthropogenic factors on the environment and the mental health of individuals in marginalized communities.
As a CHCI Intern, she’s determined to enhance her leadership skills, advocate for environmental justice, support underserved communities, and educate others on the impact of environmental change in individuals, society, and all aspects of life.
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