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Student to hone leadership skills in Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute program

May 12, 2008

(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
Public Relations Director
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