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Michelle Lainez

Trinity Washington University

Criminal Justice

She/Her

BIPOC

Michelle interned for the University of California, Los Angeles Labor Center during the summer of 2020. Through her work, she influenced federal and state policymakers through digital advocacy regarding immigration issues. Furthermore, she has marched alongside her role models from the nation's largest youth-led immigration network in the country. Michelle's work within United We Dream DMV (DC, Maryland, and Virginia) has shaped and advanced the rights of undocumented people in the region and nationally. Not only does she want to keep learning, but to inspire young women like herself to go for male-dominated professions. As a junior in college Michelle founded the first-ever pre-law association at her university while being president of her class. Today in America, people have the luxury of saying politics is too much. However, Michelle’s quality of life depends on the people in power. That is why she wants to become an attorney. Even though she is not entirely sure in what field of law, she does know whom she wants to represent and fight for: marginalized communities. Michelle wants to make sure everyone has the opportunity to have the best quality of life possible.

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