Angelica Razo- Program Coordinator
Angelica Razo joined Mi Familia Vota June 2017 to coordinate the Emerging Latinos Leaders Fellowship program. In this role, Angelica is responsible for strengthening relationship with school administrations and developing curriculum for the leadership program.
Angelica graduated from Rice University in 2016 with degrees in Kinesiology and Policy Studies. While there she served as the Vice President of the Hispanic Association for Cultural Enrichment at Rice University where she advocated for first generation students, the establishment of a student multicultural center, and financial aid policy for DACA recipients.
Arielle Aranzamendez- Program Coordinator
Arielle Aranzamendez is a licensed master social worker and program coordinator from the OCA-GH. The OCA-GH is a volunteer driven organization of community advocates that strives to meet the current and evolving needs of a diverse population through a comprehensive continuum of programs targeting different life stages of Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPIs). Arielle has experience working with at-risk youth, community outreach, and brief counseling.
Carly Frieders- Intern
Carly Frieders is a Rice University sophomore majoring in philosophy. She serves on the executive team of the Rice American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), is a representative on the University Court, participates in college theatre productions, and is involved in several programs at the Center for Civic Leadership. She is pre-law and hopes to one day litigate social justice issues as an attorney.
Carly grew up in Southern Arizona near the U.S.-Mexico border, where she witnessed both the humanitarian crisis created by current immigration policy and the power of organizing Latinos, immigrant, and allied communities against these policies. She is excited to contribute to Mi Familia Vota’s work with the next generation of Latino leaders.
Fernanda Duarte- Intern
Fernanda is currently a La Salle Institute high school student who lives in Mexico, where she is a member of several organizations. She has lived in Mexico, the US, Spain and Germany and is a summer intern for Mi Familia Vota and Congresswoman Shelia Jackson Lee.
She hopes to study political and social sciences and then go to law school. Fernanda wishes to help inspire and empower youth and stand up for latino communities.
Felipe Guillén- Intern
Felipe is currently a rising senior majoring in Iberian & Latin American Cultures and double minoring in Education & Political Science at Stanford University.
He immigrated from Zacatecas, Mexico, at the age of five to Houston, Texas. He grew up in Southeast Houston, and graduated as Valedictorian from César E. Chávez. He is first in his family to attend and graduate form college.
At Stanford he’s been an active member within the Casa Zapata Dorm community. He is also involved in Comunidad by being part of La Fe, La Familia, FLIP(First Generation and/or Low-Income Partnership) Core, and US-MEX FoCUS.
Felipe was part of the Emerging Latino Leaders Youth Summit in 2016. Now, he is an intern with Mi Familia Vota coordinating the ELL Program.
Carlos Duarte currently helps promote civic participation within the Latino community as the Texas State Director for Mi Familia Vota Education Fund. Over the past few months, he has also served as a teacher and leader to the ELL Fellows.
Carlos is a Mexican immigrant who has worked on progressive social change for the past 20 years, both in Mexico and the United States.
For the past 15 years, Carlos has worked diligently in advancing the interests of the working class immigrant Latino communities in Arizona and Texas. Carlos has also worked with the Industrial Areas Foundation, Arizona State University’s Building Great Communities, Roofers Union, and Service Employees International Union.
Carlos holds a Master’s Degree in Social and Industrial Psychology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy from the Universidad Autonoma de Chihuahua. He is currently an Arizona State University PhD candidate in Social and Cultural Anthropology with dissertation work on Latin American undocumented immigrant’s political participation.
Carlos Zamora es un Abogado, Notario, Profesor Universitario, Consultor, Asesor, Mediador, Líder Comunal y Político costarricense, que reside en la Ciudad de Houston. Por años se ha dedicado con pasión a la defensa de los derechos, a educar a las personas y a aportar cambios que transformen la sociedad en la que vive. En la actualidad es Coordinador de Houston de Mi Familia Vota Education Fund (MFVEF), ayudando desde su puesto a educar, promover el compromiso y la participación cívica de las personas de la Ciudad de Houston.
Desde su llegada a los Estados Unidos se ha dedicado a educar y defender a los inmigrantes y sus derechos. Ha impartido Charlas sobre los Derechos Laborales, el Tráfico Humano, la Acción Ejecutiva del Presidente Barack Obama, y promovido e impartido Talleres de Ciudadanía. Su lucha es constante, está claro que la Ciudad de Houston debe cambiar y que los cambios solo se darán si nosotros somos parte de él.