Alba Lucero Villarreal is the current Summer 2021 Intern as a Mexican-American woman who comes from a low-income and first-generation background, she is continuously advocating for her community. She has worked for Representative Brenda Lopez Romero as a campaign fellow and a part-time legislative aid. She previously worked for the Georgia Youth Poll Worker Project as a Public Relations and Partnerships Intern.
She is also a proud fourth-year Honors student at Georgia State University, where she received the Goizueta Pipeline Scholarship. As a Goizueta scholar, she has had the opportunity to attend leadership conferences in Washington, D.C. and Chicago as well as serving as the Representative for her 2018 Scholarship Cohort. She is studying Political Science and minoring in Journalism and hopes to graduate December 2021 and eventually go to law school.
When she’s not working or studying, she is helping her community’s youth through several mentoring programs. She has mentored high school Latinx students at Norcross High School, Berkmar High School, and Cross Keys High School, helping them navigate post-graduation plans. She also helps run the Community Connections: LGBTQ+ Mentorship program at Georgia State’s Multicultural Center, where she works as a University Assistant.
A personal aspiration of hers is to travel the world and have the opportunity to experience new cultures. Her admiration for community and people is what pushes her to be a fighter and advocate for marginalized people everywhere.