Nayeli Bucio is from Chicago, Illinois and came to Minnesota for her undergraduate degree. She attended the College of Saint Benedict in Saint Joseph Minnesota, currently she is a senior majoring in Global Business and minoring in Political Science, as a first generation student. Nayeli's ethnic background is Mexican American, having parents who migrated from Morelia, Michoacan. During Nayeli's undergraduate experience, she served as the Vice President of the student body, where she found passion in advocacy and leadership. During her time serving as student government assistant, facilitating a call to action to urge the institution to increase non-basis training and increase cultural visibility and support within the institution. She also was heavily involved in other student clubs and organizations, she served as a student coordinator at the Eugene Center for Public Policy and Civic Engagement, where she facilitated events with the intention to increase civic engagement amongst students.
Nayeli has a deep appreciation and passion for advocacy for the latino business and social justice. During her undergrad Nayeli found ways to immerse herself in her interests through working for non-profits, and councils dedicated to helping latino businesses. She joined the Small Business Advocacy Council, where she researched and drafted policies to increase flexibility of occupational licenses requirements. Her passion for advocacy came through her experiences in Washington DC, where she served as an Intern at the League of Latin American Citizen, a non-profit that focuses on non-partisan latino advocacy work through councils held nationwide. Nayeli also spent time at the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, as web development Intern, where she assisted and created promotions for webinars that promoted increased resources for Latino Businesses. Nayeli will be working with the Latino Affairs as policy fellow, where she is excited to assist and contribute to the advocacy for the latino community.