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For Immediate Release

October 16, 2007

HACU interns to exchange ideas with US Senators during 1st Latino Youth Summit in DC
 
San Antonio, Texas – On Wednesday, October 17, twenty-seven college and university students from the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) National internship program will join more than 130 students attending the first Senate Democratic Latino Youth Summit in Washington, D.C.

The summit will provide an opportunity for policy discussions and a town hall meeting. Several U.S. Senators will join a large group of Hispanic students from around the U.S. to discuss the critical issues facing their communities.

The following topics will be discussed:
• Immigration – Senator Ken Salazar
• Education- Senator Sherrod Brown
• Juvenile Justice- Senator Robert Menéndez
• Civil Rights- Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
• Civic Engagement- Luis Avila

Below please find a list of college and university students currently serving internships in Washington, D.C. with the HACU National Internship Program. The following students will be among those in attendance at the Latino Youth Summit:

   

Name

College/University

Internship Placement

Carolina Palacios

Nova Southeastern University

Environmental Protection Agency

Elizabeth Aguilar

University of Texas at San Antonio

Department of Commerce  Bureau of Census

Fernando Figueroa Santiago

University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus

Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)  - Office of Head Start

Frank Lopez

University of California Santa Barbara

Department of Treasury  – Financial Management Services

Humberto Perez

University Of Texas At San Antonio

Department of Agriculture

Jaclyn Rubio

Florida International University  

DHHS - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Javier Humberto Araujo

University of Texas @ Brownsville

Environmental Protection Agency

Jose Francisco Villalobos

California State University-Sacramento

Department of Agriculture

Julio L Rivera

Michigan Technological University

Department of Agriculture

Kevin Mancha

Texas A & M

Department of Treasury

Lelia Antonietta Garcia

John Jay College of Criminal Justice (NYC)

DHHS - Program Support Center

Lorean Alicia Jackson

Miami Dade College

DHHS - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Nicole Fairweather

Florida International University

DHHS - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Rafael Camacho

San Diego State University

Department of Treasury

Tina Mavel Galvez

City University of New York

Department of Labor

Tina Vara Enriquez

University of Texas at San Antonio

Department of Treasury - Financial Management Services

Vanessa Y. Enriquez

Miami-Dade College

DHHS - Program Support Center

Vanessa M Gonzalez

Florida International University

DHHS - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Lauren Dominguez

Florida International University

DHHS - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Katrina Ann Mackrain

University of Michigan-Dearborn Michigan

DHHS - National Institutes of Health

Eridani Quiroz

Woodbury University

Office of Personnel Management

Jesus Zamora

The University of Texas-Pan American

Department of Treasury

Lizzette M Martinez

University of Puerto Rico de Carolina

Department of Commerce

Annie Amarilis Osorio-Perez

Trinity Univ. in DC

DHHS - Program Support Center

Antonio Markus Barreras

University of New Mexico

DHHS - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Cesar Reinaldo Santiago Monllor

Universidad de Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus

Library of Congress

Julia Nastaran Ferdowsi

University of Florida

Department of Treasury

The HACU National Internship Program (HNIP) recruits college students for paid summer- and semester-long internships at federal agencies and private corporations in Washington, D.C., and throughout the country. These ten- and fifteen-week internship programs give college students direct experience in a diversity of careers in the federal and corporate sectors. For more information, visit www.hnip.net.