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Alexis Ruiz - March 2011

Alexis Ruiz
SEIU Fellow
Hometown: Acworth, GA
School: University of Georgia
Degree: BA, Political Science & French
Placement: Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
Placement 2: White House Office of Presidential Correspondence

Alexis Ruiz is a first generation Mexican-American, born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Acworth, Georgia. She attended the University of Georgia where she double majored in Political Science and French.

As an undergraduate student, she served as President of Students for Latin@ Empowerment with whom she was given the opportunity to plan and execute leadership building conferences for Latino high school students. She served on the Executive Board of the Economic Justice Coalition and spear-headed the establishment of an English learning program for day laborers and service workers in Athens, Georgia. Alexis was selected as one of twenty-two Latina women to participate in the National Hispana Leadership Institute's Latinas Learning to Lead Summer Youth Program which took her for the first time to our nation's capitol and enhanced her interest and reenergized her motivation to give back to her community.
In the fall of 2008 Alexis returned to D.C. as a participant of the UGA Washington Semester Program. During her stay in D.C. she interned for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund with whom she conducted research on Latina barriers to higher education.

As a CHCI Public Policy Fellow, Alexis hopes to learn successful policy pushing techniques through hands-on experience and contribute to progressive political efforts which will positively affect the U.S. Latino population.

Past Fellow of the Month

Israel Nery - May 2015 Fellow of the Month
Sarah Diaz - April 2015 Fellow of the Month
Rafael Hurtado Jr. - March 2015 Fellow of the Month
Claudia Flores and Emily Noriega - February 2015 Fellows of the Month
Braulio Salas - January 2015 Fellow of the Month
Araceli Gutiérrez - December 2014 Fellow of the Month
Margarita Chavez - November 2014 Fellow of the Month
Cheye-Ann Corona - October 2014 Fellow of the Month
Eric Hernandez - May 2014 Fellow of the Month
Scott Astrada March 2014 Fellow of the Month
Daphne Delgado - February 2014 Fellow of the Month
Carolina Rizzo - January 2014 Fellow of the Month
Elizabeth Padilla-Crespo - December 2013 Fellow of the Month
Yesenia Lopez - November 2013 Fellow of the Month
Norma Salazar-Ibarra and Pedro Suarez: October 2013 Fellows of the Month
Reuben Kapp - May 2013 Fellow of the Month
Michael Bueno - Fellow of the Month - April 2013
Jennifer Castillo - Fellow of the Month March 2013
Morgan Brand - Fellow of the Month February 2013
Aurelia De La Rosa Aceves & Daniel Lind - January 2013
Aurelia de la Rosa Aceves - January 2013
Pamela Diaz - December 2012
Jose Plaza - November 2012
Elizabeth Salinas - April 2012
Mario Flores - March 2012
Tomas Robles, Jr. - February 2012
Cristal Ruiz - December 2011
Monica Bautista - November 2011
Alyssa Padilla - May 2011
Josefina Villanueva - April 2011
Alexis Ruiz - March 2011
Judith Perez -- February 2011
Romie Barriere -- December 2010
Miguel Lopez -- November 2010
Evelia Castillo -- May 2010
Julio Costa - April 2010
Ulises A. Gonzalez - March 2010
Andrea Serra - February 2010
Bertha Guerrero - January 2010
Rebecca Medina - December 2009
Rita Rico - November 2009
Craig Martinez-May 2009
Daniel Montes-April 2009
Stephen Perez-March 2009
Veronica Duron-February 2009
Esther Valle-April 2008
Robert Fuentes-March 2008
M. Lucero Ortiz-February 2008
Daniel Herrera-January 2008
Frinny R. Polanco-November 2007
Betsaida Alcantara-April 2007
Jose A. Medina-March 2007
Angelica M. Reza-February 2007