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Alejandro Caceres-Aranda

Policy Fellow
Alejandro (He/Him) is a fourth-year undergraduate student pursuing a double major in Political Science and Spanish at Minnesota State University, Mankato where he is a part of the Latinx student union on campus, along with the College-Possible program at MSU-Mankato. Alejandro is also a first-generation Latino student, whose parents initially migrated to the United States from Colombia. Alejandro has previous experience in working in Public Policy with various organizations in the Nonprofit sector. Alejandro was first introduced into the public policy setting when he took an intern position through Citizen’s League’s Capitol Pathways program, which offers students from underrepresented ethnic groups a golden opportunity: to intern in a public policy setting through various non-profit organizations. Alejandro has had the pleasure to work with Latinos in South Minneapolis at the workers center, advocating and translating for Spanish-speaking employees facing wage theft and discrimination at their place of work. More recently Alejandro has been involved in more hands-on community work for Lake Street and the city of Brooklyn Center. During Alejandro’s senior year of undergrad he accepted a position as a benefits access navigator with another local nonprofit organization, which specializes in humanitarian aid through food banking, connecting families to government assistance programs and countless other social services. Alejandro has worked with various Spanish-speaking families who needed assistance applying for medical insurance, energy assistance, housing, and other vital documentation that many of us take for granted. Alejandro is eager to begin his new role as a Policy Fellow for the MCLA and help shape policy for future generations to come.
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