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Mario Flores - March 2012

Mario Flores - CHCI Fellow of the Month March 2012
Oak Park, Illinois
School: DePaul University
Degree: B.S., Business Administration
Placement: The Office of Rep. Luis Gutierrez

Originally from Miami, Mario Flores moved to Chicago after transferring from the University of Miami to DePaul University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in commerce with a concentration in finance and business management.

During his undergraduate studies, Mario was a member of the nation's largest Latino-based fraternity, Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity. Mario served as partner in charge in PWC's annual xTax case competition and as a member of the Midwest Association of Hispanic Accountants. He was also a member of Model Illinois Government and head counsel in the annual Moot Court competition during Illinois's mock government simulation.

As a Hearst Scholar, Mario was the recipient of the National Hispanic Institute Scholarship, U.S. Army ROTC Scholarship, and the Fitzgerald Academic Scholarship. He was nationally recognized as an inductee to The National Dean's List as well as being included on his campus' Dean's List.

Mario was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army, serving as a Military Intelligence Officer in the Army ROTC program; this program trained him to effectively lead American soldiers. As an undergraduate student, Mario held full-time positions at P.A.C.T.T. Learning Center and T-Mobile.

As a CHCI Public Policy Fellow, Mario hopes to push the envelope on Latino leadership and foster credibility in the Latino community. He is committed to working with policies affecting immigration, education, armed services, and intelligence.

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