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Class of 2024

Bio

Hometown: Hialeah, Florida

Major: Political Science, Statistics

Hobbies: * Increasing civic participation and empowering historically marginalized communities * Literature on how American identity is shaped & defined * Public opinion research & playing with publicly available data * Plants, farming, horticulture

Tell us about your Duke experience:

I am from Hialeah, FL (a predominately Cuban community in the Miami metropolitan area). I am incredibly interested in working to better the livelihoods of immigrants, language minorities, and those living in low and moderate-income communities.

I currently work for the City of Durham conducting outreach for their Participatory Budgeting program (an initiative that will use a public ballot to allocate $1 million to local non-profits providing services to underserved neighborhoods). I was recently appointed to Miami-Dade County's Community Action Agency Board where I will collaborate with commissioners to oversee the implementation of Community Service Block Grant programs. At Duke, I am involved with student government, Durham SOUP, and a Bass Connections team.

In my free time, I enjoy going on unnecessarily long walks, reading poetry and short essays, visiting new bakeries, and volunteering. I am grateful for the wonderful group of friends I have made through the AB (all of whom are passionate, involved, and kind).