Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute

Fall 2017 GL's


Meet the Fall 2017 Global Leaders

Stefan Guerrero

Hometown: San Antonio, Texas

University: The University of Texas at Austin

Major: Government and Minor in Sociology

Graduation Year: May 2017

Stefan Guerrero is a 2017 graduate from the University of Texas at Austin (UT) with a Bachelor of Arts in Government. He will attend the University of Houston Law Center in the Fall of 2018, where he hopes to pursue both a Juris Doctor and Master of Public Policy. While attending UT, he worked as a research assistant studying Mexican-American families and the development of children who must translate for non-English fluent, Spanish speaking parents. His experiences with this study deepened his interest in using research and public policy to help his community. He is excited to gain skills and knowledge in public policy from both the public and private sector, and hopes this will give him an edge back in Texas. 

Jordan Nesbitt 

Hometown: Homestead, Florida

University: Florida International University 

Major: Political Science and English 

Graduation Year: December 2018

Jordan was born and raised in Homestead, Florida, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude from the International Baccalaureate Program at South Dade Senior High School. Now attending Florida International University, Jordan is double majoring in Political Science and English while also working towards a pre-law certificate. She hopes to continue on to the University of Miami Law School and become a medical malpractice attorney. Now in DC, Jordan wants to experience the political world of The Hill in Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen's office to gain as much knowledge about how policy can affect the corporate realm, where she hopes to work after graduation. 


Sophia Rubio

Hometown: Los Angeles, California

University: University of Tennessee - Knoxville 

Major: Therapeutic Recreation and Minor in Psychology

Graduation Year: December 2017

Sophia Rubio is a recent graduate from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where she received her Bachelors of Science in Recreation Sports Management with a concentration in Therapeutic Recreation and a minor in Psychology. With eight years of experience in the disabled community, Sophia has a strong background in advocating for others. She looks forward to gaining exposure to the various capacities in which policy is written and influenced, and hopes to strengthen her work at the policy level.


Daniel Sifredo

Hometown: Miami, Florida

University: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Major: Philosophy

Graduation Year: May 2018 

Born in Havana, Cuba, Daniel moved to the United States at a young age with his parents and was raised in Miami. He is currently attending The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and is expected to graduate in May 2018. He is excited to experience both sides of government affairs as he will be interning in Congress and in the lobbying sector. He also looks forward to meeting and connecting with Hispanic leaders in the nation's capital since he is considering a career in government affairs after he graduates. 




A 15 week internship program working in Congressional and corporate offices in Washington D.C.

Students will work on project-based programs that provide hands-on experience and also strengthen their understanding of public policy and will also earn academic credit hours from the George Washington University.

The program takes place in the spring and in the fall semester of each year. 




WEEK 2-7

Congressional Office Placement

Weeks 7-15

Corporate Office Placement


Congressional and corporate experience

Exposure to policy from many different lenses.

Fully-paid internship.

 Covers housing, round trip airfare, and a living/travel stipend.


Currently enrolled Junior or Senior,  or be within one calendar year of their undergrad graduation date. 

Must reside within the continental U.S., including HI, AK, & PR.