NWU Junior Among 20 U.S. Students Selected for Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
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Elizabeth Rivera, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

Elizabeth Rivera, a junior political science major, is among 20 U.S. students selected for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. The 12-week program will give her experience in political processes and policy making and will provide her an internship in a congressional office.

A Nebraska Wesleyan University student is among 20 undergraduates in the country selected for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI).

Elizabeth Rivera, a junior from Alliance, Neb., will spend the spring semester in Washington, D.C. where she will explore public policy through direct work experience on Capitol Hill. 

“I have had my eye on this program because it fits perfectly with my passions,” said Rivera.

Through weekly programming, Rivera will develop and strengthen her leadership skills, learn about policy making and political processes and will meet key Latino leaders. The 12-week program will include an internship in a congressional office. 

“I believe that CHCI will teach me that I have the power to be an agent of change and will hopefully give me the tools to transfer these experiences to become a leader in my community,” she said. 

Rivera is majoring in political science and minoring in communication studies. She plans to pursue a career as an immigration attorney.