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Josefina Villanueva - April 2011

Josefina Villanueva
Hometown: Hammond, IN
School: Butler University
Degree: BA, Political Science and Spanish
Placement 1: The White House, Office of Health Reform
Placement 2: The Office of Rep. Andre Carson (IN-7)

Josefina Villanueva is a first generation Mexican-American, who was raised Hammond, Indiana. She received her B.A. in Political Science from Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Josie was very active in the Student Government Association, serving as the Diversity and Student Affairs Coordinating Chair for the Council of Presidential Affairs - a group that worked as a liaison between the needs of students and the university's administration. She was able to serve the community through internships with non-profit organizations such as the Indiana Civil Liberties Union and La Plaza, Inc. Her administrative work with La Plaza allowed her to assist in planning educational and cultural opportunities for over 100 children participants, ages 5 - 12, in the Summer Discovery Enrichment Program. As

An advocate for diversity and progress, she served as President of the Latinos Unidos Student Organization, in which she was responsible for coordinating cultural and educational programming for the entire campus.

As a CHCI Public Policy Fellow, Josie is committed to working with immigration, health, international and educational concerns, while gaining a unique experience in the policy making field. Her future plans include attending law school and working professionally in immigration and international law.

Congratulations to Villanueva on securing employment in the office of Senator Richard Durbin.

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