Diego Tum-Monge is an aspiring political leader that is passionate about centralizing narratives of socioeconomically disadvantaged communities. He hails from Nebraska where the struggles of his immigrant parents grew an urgency in him to confront issues around the immigrant experience. Diego has worked as a Religion and Faith Intern at the Human Rights Campaign where he worked to highlight the intersections of faith and sexuality. As a D.C. Community Organizer with Americans for Transit, Diego aimed to shape the digital influence of the Save Our System campaign, which uplifted community voices to demand better transit fares and conditions from WMATA’s Board of Directors. Most recently, Diego joined the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) National Office in D.C. as a Policy and Legislative Advocate and an Equality Intern. Here, he pushed for the development of LULAC’s first ever LGBTQ Commission, and he helped challenge targeted ICE raids as well as the separation of families at the border. Diego will soon graduate from Georgetown University’s College of Arts and Sciences with a major in Government and minors in Economics and Studio Art. His hope is to start his own freelance business someday which will focus on storytelling through photography, filmmaking, music, art, animation and design.
Issue 17: Inspiration for Higher Education