Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
School: University of Illinois at Chicago
Major: Public Policy
Placement: The Office of Rep. Linda Sanchez
Ruben was born and raised in Chicago, IL. Ruben’s parents immigrated from Guerrero, Mexico, and settled in the Pilsen neighborhood where they raised Ruben, who is one of 7 children. Ruben is a senior at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he is majoring in Public Policy with a specialization in Foreign and Global Policy and a minor in Communications. He is a member of the Public Policy Student Association in UIC.
As a CHCI Intern, Ruben hopes to learn the nuances of the federal government as well as build a network to use as a steppingstone to help bring equity to the Latine community and help craft policy that is representative of the Latine community as well as BIPOC communities.