Dallas Area Law School Grad to Participate in Congressional Hispanic Caucus Fellowship Program
Recent Thomas M. Cooley Law School graduate, Jessica Gonzalez is one of only 24 individuals who have been chosen to participate in the 2011-2012 Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), www.chci.org, and one of only seven to be selected into its Graduate Fellowship Program (GFP). GHCI, located in Washington, D.C., was founded in 1978 by a small group of Hispanic members of Congress with the vision of bringing the promise of the American dream to the next generation of Latinos by developing their leadership skills.
Gonzalez graduated Cum Laude with a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Cooley’s Lansing, Mich. campus last fall. She passed the bar exam in her home state of Texas, where she practices as an attorney at the Law Office of Domingo Garcia, just outside of Dallas. While attending law school, Gonzalez spent many hours working on social justice and civil rights issues by volunteering and involving herself in political campaigns. She gained valuable experience during the spring of 2010 while performing an externship as a clerk for the Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Voting Section.
The requirements of the GFP Fellowship include: participating in weekly leadership sessions, working 32 hours, writing a public policy paper, participating in a group community service project and developing and executing a policy summit.