Laura Fernanda Jimenez is currently an intern for the Fall 2020 semester. She was born in
Bogota, Colombia and immigrated from there with her mother when she was four years old.
Since then, she has lived in different cities within Gwinnett County, Georgia.
After attending high school at the Gwinnett School of Mathematics Science and Technology,
she began to pursue her undergraduate Psychology degree at the University of Georgia.
Along with her bachelor’s degree, she is also on track to receive a minor in Political Science
and Chinese Language and Literature. She is wrapping up her senior year there and plans on
attending law school in the coming year.
Because of her life experience as an undocumented immigrant and newly naturalized citizen,
Laura wants to use her degree to give back a community that desperately needs civic and
political representation, opportunities for advancement, and reliable information. Laura is
excited to be on the GALEO team because she hopes that this internship will allow her to
reach many brothers and sisters that need just that.