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2012 Graduate Policy Fellows White Papers

On April 16 the nine 2011-2012 Graduate Fellows moderated their respective public policy roundtable discussions on insightful and timely issues affecting the Latino community and the nation. The areas of focus included—education, health, housing, law, and Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM).The discussions which took place on Capitol Hill, were attended by members of Congress, Congressional staffers, public policy experts, national leaders, media and other change makers. The summit was the culmination of months of training in becoming better versed in the public policy formulation process.

2012-2013 Graduate Fellows White Papers

Health: "Food Deserts, Childhood Obesity, and the Latino Community: Strategic Public-Private Partnership"
By: Nicole Burda
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Housing: "Latino Homeownership after the Collapse: Mitigating foreclosures and Wealth Loss in our Hardest Hit Communities"
By: Janel Gomez
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Secondary Education: "Analysis of Flexibility Waivers, Process and Impacts on English Language Learners"
By: Gisela Ariza
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Secondary Education: "Professional Development: The Importance of Preparing Teachers to Educate Vulnerable Populations" 
By: Blanchi Roblero
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Higher Education: "Latinos in Private For-Profit Institutions and College Completion"
By: Enrique Soto
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Law: "Recent State Voting Laws: A Barrier to the Latino Vote?"
By: Jessica González
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STEM: "The Growing Hispanic Population and the Implications on the Oil and Natural Gas Industry"
By: Omar De Leon
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STEM: "Overcoming Environmental Injustice: Getting Latino Kids Outdoors"
By: Melissa Ocana
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STEM: "STEM Education and STEM Careers:  Not Just Inputs and Outputs"
By: Chelsea Martinez
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