Jennifer Almodovar Jimenez
I am originally from New York City. I earned my bachelor's degree at Brandeis University, where I focused on politics and international relations. During my undergraduate career, I had the opportunity to foster my passion for social justice and public service by advocating for Haitian cholera victims, conducting wrongful convictions research, and interning across domestic and foreign governmental agencies.
After graduating, I worked for a non-profit providing legal services to migrant mothers and children seeking asylum at the US-Mexico border. Although I had done previous work in immigration, my experience at the border solidified my dedication to improving the American immigration system. After working at the border, I was awarded a Schwarzman Scholarship, which allowed me to obtain a master's in global affairs at Tsinghua University. My master's thesis focused on the impact of China's internal migration system on economic, social and political inequality across genders.