CICERO, Ill. — State Rep. Elizabeth “Lisa” Hernandez, D-Cicero, is welcoming a group of promising Illinois college students who will comprise her summer 2022 class of interns in her Cicero constituent service office.

“I am extremely proud that these dedicated, civically-minded individuals have chosen to spend their time serving our community this summer,” Hernandez said. “They have already shown incredible work ethic and passion for public service, and our office will be better for it.”

Luisa Rangel is a recent graduate from Loyola University Chicago with degrees in political science and psychology. She decided to intern at Hernandez’s office to be more involved in the legislation that directly impacts her community in Cicero. She hopes to get a better understanding of legislation directly involving immigration, healthcare and mental health.

Adriana Serrano Matsumoto, a Brookfield resident, is an incoming sophomore at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign studying political science and Latino/a studies with a minor in Spanish. Strongly influenced by her Mexican Japanese background, Adriana invests most of her research and classes towards examining border politics and is a big advocate for immigration rights. During her internship, Adriana hopes to further carry out her political interests while also working on her civic engagement skills within the Latino community.

Mauricio Jimenez is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he majored in political science and business with a concentration in international relations. His professional interests include international security, public policy and financial economics. As an intern for Hernandez’s office, Mauricio hopes to give back to the Latino community and develop his skills in policy analysis.

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