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Carolina Rizzo - January 2014 Fellow of the Month

Carolina Rizzo
Law Graduate Fellow
Hometown: Paysandú, Uruguay
School: American University
Degree: J.D.
Placement: Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission

Carolina Rizzo was born and raised in Uruguay, but moved to the United States upon completing high school. She graduated from the University of Michigan in 2009 with a B.A. in Latin American & Caribbean studies and international relations & human rights. Carolina is passionate about public service, international human rights and policy and advocacy on behalf of Latinos. In college, she received a Social Change and Community Service Award for her involvement with the local Latino community through “Migrants and Immigrants’ Rights Awareness”, a student-led community organizing group.

In 2012, she obtained a J.D. from American University Washington College of Law. During law school, Carolina was a legal intern at MALDEF, a democratic policy intern in the Office of Senator Harry Reid, and a volunteer at CARECEN. As a student attorney in the International Human Rights Clinic, she represented a Salvadoran asylum seeker in the Baltimore Immigration Court. After law school, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Marielsa A. Bernard, the first Latina judge in Montgomery County, Maryland.

As a CHCI Law Graduate Fellow, Carolina will apply her legal skills to the public policy-making process. She hopes to gain valuable insight into the intersection between immigration policy and foreign relations.

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