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Public Policy Fellow

Hometown: Saginaw, Michigan

School: University of Michigan

Degree: B.A., Public Policy & Management

Placement 1: U.S. Department of State

Placement 2: Office of Rep. Gary Peters

Reuben Kapp is a Mexican-American from Saginaw, Michigan. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in public policy and management from the University of Michigan and a minor in political science with a concentration in international conflicts. As an undergraduate, Reuben worked closely with the Latino community on campus with several student organizations. In addition, he worked as a student assistant for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and for the National Center for Institutional Diversity.

In 2010, Reuben interned for the University of Michigan’s Federal Relations Office located in Washington D.C. where he experienced many political procedures and lobbying practices. He went on to study at Carnegie Mellon University where he received intensive training in public policy.

As a CHCI Public Policy Fellow, Reuben hopes to develop his leadership skills, meet other aspiring young professionals, and use the experience to encourage minorities to strive for higher educational attainment and future success. Most importantly, he would like to learn more about the achievement gap in our nation and help in the efforts to develop the next generation of minority leaders.