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Jennifer Rivera

Development Intern

Jennifer is very excited to join She Should Run as a Fundraising and Development Intern! Jennifer is from St. Louis, Missouri and studies Political Science and Spanish at the University of Chicago. This summer, she interned at the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. as a State and Local Advocacy Intern, where she produced draft testimony, reports and analysis on state and local immigration legislation, and wrote a newsletter on access to healthcare within immigrant communities. Her experience also includes working on the Detention Project team at the National Immigrant Justice Center, where she conducted intake calls in Spanish to provide legal orientation and representation to immigrant communities. At the University of Chicago, she worked as a Political Science Research Assistant, with a focus on international relations, and collected data on recognition and non-recognition statements for a dissertation on international state recognition. On campus, she has also been involved with the Institute of Politics’ Leaders of Color initiative by serving on their executive board and previously served an executive position as the head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion on her campus’ Alpha Omicron Pi chapter. Currently, Jennifer publishes articles as a viewpoints columnist for the Chicago Maroon, the University of Chicago’s independent student publication, and enjoys volunteering at local high schools as a health educator for Peer Health Exchange. She is passionate about immigrants’ rights, women’s rights, and social justice more generally. Jennifer hopes to bring her passion and excitement to advance She Should Run’s mission!