IE Nonprofit Fellowship 2018

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Sky Allen

Sky Allen is a Policy Fellow at the Warehouse Worker Resource Center. Raised in Upland, California, Sky is a recent graduate in Business Administration with a concentration in Management and a minor in Ethnic Studies at University of California, Riverside. Sky’s interests include the performing arts, fiction novels, and spending time with family and friends.

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Rubi Becerril

Rubi Becerril serves as the Community Impact/Alignment Project Fellow at OneFuture Coachella Valley. She was born in Mexico and grew up in the city of Desert Hot Springs. She attended College of the Desert and earned an Associate’s Degree, with academic distinction, in Sociology. She transferred to California State University, San Bernardino, where she graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology in 2016. Rubi is the first in her family to complete a college degree. Her future goals include obtaining a Master’s Degree in Counseling, so that she may positively impact local students pursuing a college education. She enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and reading.

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Lizzette Capul

Born and raised in Riverside, Lizzette recently graduated with a degree in Public Policy from University of California, Riverside. She focused on social issues and health policy while earning her degree. Currently, Lizzette serves as the Public Health Community Organizer with Glocally Connected. Connected to the local community, Lizzette hopes to continue to serve in the Inland Empire, the community she proudly grew up with. In addition to her interest in the local community, Lizzette is an active member of Toastmasters International, an organization that empowers individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders and volunteers at the Riverside Community Hospital.

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Rubyd Olvera Hernandez

Rubyd Olvera is the Community Engagement and Outreach Fellow with the IE Immigrant Youth Collective. Rubyd is a recent UC, Riverside graduate with a degree in Sociology and a minor in Policy. She considers the Coachella Valley as her home and was raised there since her and her family immigrated to the United States. She is passionate about helping lead undocumented youth in their pathway to higher education, civic engagement, and advocacy for immigrant communities. She enjoys reading memoirs about various strong woman, including Sonia Sotomayor and Dolores Huerta who have lead justice efforts. She also enjoys learning how she can improve her leadership skills as well as running.

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Michelle Tabajonda

Michelle Tabajonda is the Public Policy Fellow at TruEvolution. In 2018, she received her Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience from UC Riverside. Her hometown is Palmdale, California. Michelle’s interests include hiking and photography. She plans on pursuing further education in public health and continuing to work in community health.

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