Ariel graduated from the University of Southern California with a BA in Neuroscience. Once pre-med, Ariel’s involvement in Veritas Forum led her to make a big shift and now she plans to pursue law school. At USC, she worked with the Office of Religious Life to help create a sense of unity among the spiritual community. She also held leadership positions in the Young Life youth ministry and in USC’s Trojan Boxing Club. Her goal is to work in health law, especially as it pertains to mental health. Ariel enjoys learning new instruments and boxing.
Jeanette is passionate about building community across cultural difference. This resolve led her to research racial tensions surrounding Confederate monuments, facilitate job skills workshops for immigrant women in Santiago, Chile, and serve as recruitment director and trainer of a student-run peer counseling organization. Jeanette has a BA in Sociology and Latin American Studies from Washington University in St. Louis. Most recently, she taught a Sociology course to degree-seeking inmates at a Missouri state prison through Washington University’s Prison Education Project. Jeanette is excited to be back in the city she calls home to further develop her commitment to public service.
In the US Peace Corps in Mozambique, Zamin worked to address educational barriers such as health challenges, food insecurity, and gender inequality. After witnessing the effects of policy shortcomings and successes on a grassroots level, Zamin joined the Office of Policy at the Federal Highway Administration in Washington D.C. to better understand the nuances of creating change. At the US Department of Transportation, he worked on drafting, editing, and coordinating technical assistance to create a new Authorization Act to fund the country’s roadways. Zamin has a degree in English from Boston College and hopes to get a Master’s in Public Policy.
Originally from San Jose, Omar spent the past 8 years in Minnesota, where he received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Macalester College and the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. He was involved with various Latinx nonprofits and focused his work primarily on community engagement, advocacy, and youth development. While in graduate school, Omar gained tools to be more effective in collaborative systems change work with public, private, and nonprofit organizations. Omar is excited to return to the Bay Area and focus on using his experience to create spaces of equity that center community voices and knowledge.
During her time at UC Berkeley, Viviana dedicated herself to understanding institutional inequities and the impacts they have on marginalized communities. She took her passion for advocacy and interest in education policy to Berkeley’s student government, initiating projects and legislation that supported the educational needs of Latinx students. Viviana’s desire to understand the intersections between policy, law, and institutional inequities led her to Washington, D.C. as a policy intern for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, where she worked on education and immigration policy. After Coro, Viviana plans to pursue a law degree and is eager to advocate for the rights and needs of marginalized communities, with a focus on education policy.
Reilly graduated cum laude from the University of Notre Dame in May 2019 with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Constitutional Studies. Reilly is a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society, and has taken several courses on civil rights and liberties, constitutional law, American politics, and public administration. These courses were supplemented by summer internships with Senator Joe Donnelly in Washington D.C., Senator Michael Bennet in Denver, Colorado, Congressman Joe Neguse, and former Governor John Hickenlooper. In his free time, Reilly enjoys skiing, reading, hiking, and spending time with friends at Rockies and Broncos games. He hopes to pursue a career in civil rights law and public policy.
A Los Angeles native, Jacqueline majored in Political Science and minored in Russian Studies, graduating from UCLA with Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude honors. On campus, she was an active leader in both the Jewish community and student government. Her passion for public affairs led her to complete internships with The Harry Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace, the U.S. State Department, and U.S. Congressman Brad Sherman’s office. In the future, she aspires to attend law school and devote her career to the intersection of policy and law to enact institutional change.
At Santa Clara University, Beau was a member of several multicultural organizations, including the Latinx Student Union and the Office of Multicultural Learning. Beau focused his student research on housing and homelessness, publishing two web articles through the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, where he served as a Hackworth Fellow. Through that fellowship, Beau submitted a report to BART that analyzed the intersection between transportation and homelessness. Beau was also a PPIA Law Fellow at the Goldman School, and a Congressional intern with the Panetta Institute for Public Policy. He received a B.S. in Political Science with a minor in Philosophy from Santa Clara University in 2019.
Mark Anthony Sebarrotin studied Political Science at the University of California, Riverside. Hailing from a working-class neighborhood on the Monterey Peninsula, Mark learned the importance of grit and determination. He interned in both Washington, D.C., and Sacramento through UCDC and the Loveridge Fellowship program. Mark served in the offices of U.S. Rep. Mark Takano (D-Riverside) and California State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood). Mark aims to focus on alleviating poverty and promoting environmental conservation. He is an avid hiker and outdoor excursionist.
During her time at North Carolina State University, Katherine was active in roles related to student affairs, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and advocacy. She created the first program-wide students of color retreat for the Caldwell Fellows scholarship program; she also led the program’s first local service projects focused on educational inequality in rural NC and Latinx migration in NC agricultural sectors. She served on NC State’s board committee, planning the university’s next steps for addressing student homelessness. She hopes to become involved in creating a more equitable and inclusive spaces for students of color in the educational system. Katherine is an avid traveler and podcast listener.
At Princeton University, Cara studied at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs with a focus on political economy and sanctions policies. Her studies inspired her independent research examining U.S. sanctions strategies with Iran and led her to engage in advocacy for immigrant rights with the Immigrant Legal Resource Center, global business development at the Bay Area Council, and direct policy work at the federal executive Office of Management and Budget (OMB). As an OMB policy analyst intern, Cara led interagency reviews of Environmental Protection Agency regulations and, by directly participating in the policy-making process, clarified her aspiration to engage policy as a future legal advisor.