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Moises Mendoza

Moises Mendoza

Student, Williams College

Originally from Saint Paul, Minnesota, Moises Mendoza is a junior at Williams College where he is majoring in Political Science, and English, while also fulfilling a Latinx Studies concentration. As someone trained in political philosophy and critical theory but also engaged in conversation about policy, Moises finds himself constantly composing a praxis that incorporates his theoretical work with his technical goals. At Williams, Moises serves as the current co-President of the student government, which allows him to see the technical workings of institutions of higher learning with a particular interest in resource allocation and access. He is also involved in CISA (Coalition for Immigrant Student Advancement), which does educational and advocacy work at Williams around access for DACA and Undocumented students. His interest in community outreach and legislative work has made led him to work as a community organizer for farm workers in New York state and an outreach intern with the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) of Minnesota. His interest in public education has motivated his choice to teach G.E.D classes in his summer evenings and mentoring middle school students during his academic year. This summer Moises will be a summer associate at Ideas42, a behavioral science firm working on projects for social good.