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Daniel Herrera-January 2008

Placement: Senator Dianne Feinstein (CA) (not finalized)
Hometown: San Fernando, CA
Education: Stanford University, B.A. Political Science

Danny was born in Los Angeles, and raised in the San Fernando/Pacoima area with his four brothers. While in high school, he served as President for Richard Alarcón’s Young Senators Program. Danny attended Stanford University where he majored in Political Science and double-minored in Music and Cultural & Social Anthropology. While at Stanford, he staffed the university’s Latino dorm, Casa Zapata. Danny also tutored elementary school students with Barrio Assistance and organized cultural events as Program Coordinator for El Centro Chicano. His sophomore summer, Danny helped the City of San Fernando plan and build its Cesar E. Chavez Memorial. In 2006, his work for the greater Stanford Latino community was recognized and was awarded the James W. Lyons Award for Service.

Danny’s second love is music. After picking up the violin at 9 years old, he joined his first professional mariachi ensemble at the age of 15. At Stanford, he served as musical director of Mariachi Cardenal de Stanford for three years. Currently, Danny tours occasionally with several professional ensembles.

As a Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Public Policy Fellow, Danny hopes to become involved in the public discourse on immigration, civil rights, and healthcare, ensuring that a Latino perspective is being taken into consideration. In the distant future, he hopes to one day combine his two loves and work to secure public and private funding for the arts.

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