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Clarissa Martinez De Castro

From Historic Nationwide Campaign Launched for Comprehensive Immigration Reform:

a well-known figure in the immigrant advocacy world, has come over to the campaign from the National Council of La Raza where she has been working as the Director of State Policy and Advocacy. A U.S. citizen and immigrant from Mexico herself, she has degrees from James Garfield High School in Los Angeles, Occidental College, and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

From her bio (nclr.org/section/audience/media/media_guide/clarissa_martinez):

Master's degree, public administration, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; bachelor's degree, diplomacy and world affairs, Occidental College; Salzburg Seminar Fellow... Manager of the Coalition for Comprehensive Immigration Reform, a broad network of national, state, and local organizations committed to advancing policy solutions on immigration; NCLR Director of State/Local Public Policy, managing state policy advocacy efforts and civic engagement work; Public Policy Coordinator, Southwest Voter Research Institute (William Velasquez Institute); Assistant Director, California-Mexico Project at the University of Southern California; Organizer, Ladies' Garment Workers Union; Union Representative, Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union (HERE) Local 11 (Unite Here).

Last modified Feb 21, 2011
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