Daniela Carvajal Macias was born and raised in Wenatchee, Washington by her parents who immigrated to the United States 25 years ago. She is a first-generation student who has worked non-stop in and out of school to make sure she gets the best out of her opportunities. With school going virtual, she still participated in MECHA, Mariposas Poderosas, CAMP, and was a Chicanx/Latinx Student Alliance Rep for CAMP. With all of her extracurricular activities, she still earned a 3.7 GPA last semester. Recently, she was elected to the Student Senate. As a senator, Daniela wants to sponsor a bill that supports low-income students, by making college more affordable by making it free or reduced per credit cost.
Daniela is a first-year with junior standing at Washington State University, Pullman. She is on track to get a degree in Pre-Law with a double minor in Spanish and Woman Studies. Daniela hopes attend law school after undergrad to peruse a law degree. Her goal is to become an immigration lawyer to give back to the people who have given so much to this country.
In her internship, Daniela hopes to gain a greater understanding of what it would be like working in a congressional office, while also gaining professional development skills. Daniela has high hopes for her future, but she also wants to inspire others who come from the same background and show them that a small down does not limit one’s opportunities.