Eva is a proud daughter of immigrants from Oaxaca, Mexico. She was fortunate to grow up learning to speak Mixteco (an indigenous dialect from Oaxaca, Mexico) and Spanish. She graduated with Honors from the University of Arizona in May 2017 with degrees in B.S. Global Studies and B.A. Psychology and minors in Business Administration and Spanish. As a college student, Eva spent a summer studying abroad in Guatemala, where she interned at the Procuraduria de los Derechos Humanos and conducted field research on the psychosocial impacts of political violence in Guatemala. During her senior year, she interned for Congressman Raul M. Grijalva in Tucson, AZ, where she worked directly with administrative and casework staff to handle constituents’ concerns and advocated for the Latinx community. Upon graduation, Eva received the Outstanding Senior Award from the University of Arizona Hispanic Alumni Association for her commitment to serving the Latinx community. Eva dedicated a year of community service in Providence, RI in her position as an AmeriCorps VISTA member at the Providence After School Alliance (PASA) through Brown University’s Swearer Center for Public Service. She joined the Florence Project in August 2018. Her ultimate goal is to become an immigration attorney and advocate for human rights. She enjoys traveling, hiking, and engaging with her community.