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CHCI-Shell Public Policy Fellow 
Hometown: Bellmore, New York
School: Fordham University
Degree: B. A. in Political Science, minor in Philosophy and Economics
Placement 1: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, U.S. Treasury
Placement 2: U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice

Robert Molina was born and raised in Bellmore, New York, and enlisted into the United States Marine Corps after graduating from high school. While enlisted, he served tours overseas in Japan and South Korea, all experiences that sparked interest in national security.

Upon leaving active duty, Robert resumed his studies at Nassau Community College, from which he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He went on to complete his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, with minors in Philosophy and Economics, from Fordham University. During his undergraduate studies, Robert was a Fellow for Veterans in Global Leadership and High Ground Veterans Advocacy. Most recently, he completed a fellowship through The Mission Continues in Senator Gillibrand’s NYC regional office. He also served as the Fordham Veterans’ Association Chief of Communications.

As a CHCI Public Policy Fellow, Robert wants to better connect with the Latino community, both in the U.S. and abroad. He has a passion for serving underrepresented communities, stemming largely from his pride in being a first-generation and son of two immigrants. After his fellowship, Robert intends to go to law school.