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Student to hone leadership skills in Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute program

May 12, 2008

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(Portland, Ore.)—Dante Perez is one of 32 college students from across the country to earn an internship with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute . The sophomore international affairs major will spend this summer in Washington, D.C., working in a congressional office and honing his public leadership skills. A native of Uruapan, in the state of Michoacan, Mexico, Perez moved to Oregon as a teenager. As a Mexican-American, he finds it’s important to see Latino leaders at the highest levels of our government and wants to serve as role model for younger Latinos.

Listen to a conversation with Perez (mp3) and learn about how he is already making a difference in Portland’s Latino community.


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Jodi Heintz
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