I was born in the small town of Ukiah, California, and I have two older siblings. My parents immigrated from Michoacán, Mexico in the late 1980’s. My father is a farmworker and my mother runs an immigration consulting business. They instilled in me the importance of working hard and getting a good education. I am a first-generation college student, and I firmly believe that through public service I can help create a better community.
I am a rising sophomore at Sacramento State University majoring in Political Science and minoring in Economics. As a CAMP participant, I received a great deal of support. When I started school, I had only a vague idea of what I wanted for a career, but with CAMP’s support system, I know that I would like to pursue a career as an immigration attorney, and assist immigrants as they seek new lives in the United States.
In my internship, I want to gain more insight in public policy, and I hope that this unique experience helps develop the values of public service in me. These values are so badly needed today.
Daniel's Journal entries:
My very first days in Washington DC!
My Second week in Washington DC!