2013- Student Co-Chairs
Nick was born and raised in El Paso, TX. He attended the University of Notre Dame and through the school’s commitment to social justice and his participation in the PPIA Fellowship, he came to recognize the powerful role public policy plays in shaping the lives of people around the globe. He studied abroad in Santiago, Chile, and continued his world exploration after graduation, living in Santander, Spain as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant. Nick then moved to Washington, DC, where he worked as a CHCI Public Policy Fellow in the Office of US Representative Silvestre Reyes and at Food & Water Watch. Although his time in DC helped solidify his desire to work in policy, he wanted to explore more opportunities in the education field and saw no better way to do so than by joining AmeriCorps. For two years, Nick worked at College Forward as a mentor to first-generation, low-income high school seniors and worked with them in navigating the college application and financial aid process. He brings to GPN and WWS a strong desire to learn more about education policy and how we can better serve minority males in higher education.