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Aurelia De La Rosa Aceves & Daniel Lind - January 2013

Aurelia De La Rosa Aceves
Pepsico Foundation Health Graduate Fellow
Hometown: Alhambra, California
School: City University of New York - Baruch College
Degree: M.A., Sociology and M.P.A.
Placement: U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness
Nutrition, Homelessness & the ACA

Aurelia De La Rosa Aceves is a Mexican-American, raised in Alhambra, California, a suburb of Los Angeles County. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology and minor in ethnic studies from Santa Clara University in 2008. She completed her Master’s degree in sociology at Arizona State University in 2011 and went on to receive a second master’s in public administration from CUNY-Bernard M. Baruch College, School of Public Affairs in July 2012.

Aurelia served as a member of the 2012 cohort of the National Urban Fellows program. As part of the fellowship, Aurelia worked at Community Catalyst, a national consumer health advocacy organization based in Boston. She designed and conducted an assessment to identify effective strategies to engage communities of color in the policy implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The assessment culminated in the report Advancing Health Reform by Inclusion: Engaging Communities of Color in Creating Policy Change.

As the Health Graduate Fellow, Aurelia seeks to build on her skills and experiences to gain a better understanding of how to effectively integrate Latino and other underserved communities into the federal health policymaking process.

Daniel Lind
API STEM Graduate Fellow
Hometown: Miami, Florida
School: Clemson University
Degree: M.S., Automotive Engineering
Placement: Senate Finance Committee

Daniel Lind is a Cuban-American from South Florida, who comes from a  single-parent household and is the first in his family to attend college. He received a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Miami. In August 2012, he completed his Master's degree in automotive engineering from Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research in Greenville, South Carolina where his team designed and built a Mazda prototype vehicle.

Daniel is an active volunteer, serving as a mentor and role model to young students through the Hispanic College Fund and as a Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans Alumni Ambassador. He also established a chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers at Clemson University, the only one in South Carolina.

As a CHCI STEM Graduate Fellow, Daniel plans to combine his expertise through his work experiences across the oil and gas, automotive, locomotive, government and manufacturing industries. His goal is to become a leader in the energy and transportation industries within the world of public policy.

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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
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