Evelyn Arredondo Ramirez is the Programs Assistant for the MANO Project. As a Class of 2018 LHIP intern, Evelyn is dedicated to continuing HAF's mission of connecting Latino students with employment opportunities and advocacy efforts for the environment. She is a senior at The George Washington University majoring in American Studies and minoring in Creativity, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation. She is from Bakersfield, California and is the first in her family to attend college. Evelyn is proud of her Mexican heritage as she is the daughter of two immigrants and identifies as a proud Chicana. An advocate for social justice, Evelyn serves as a Trabajadoras Senior Fellow under the Labor Council for the Latin American Advancement and continually advocates for Latina wage equity.
A trailblazer, Evelyn was selected to be part of the inaugural Cisneros Scholars cohort at the Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute and continues to develop professionally and academically through their continuous support. Additionally, Evelyn serves as a Reach Higher Peer Near Fellow for Michelle Obama's Better Make Room campaign to help get high school students into college. After graduation, she hopes to continue to advocate for underserved communities through building bridges within organizations dedicated to empowering the Latinx community and young Latinx students. She hopes to continue her education in graduate school where she plans to get her PhD within the American Studies field.
On her down time, Evelyn enjoys brunching around DC, finding fun coffee shops, or reading contemporary literature.