Raised in a Midwest Latinx household, Catalina grew up appreciating her biculturalism, but also felt sorely out of place. This experience sparked her desire to advocate for those marginalized by cultural differences. At Kenyon College, Catalina majored in Political Science Studies and pursued her passion for cross-cultural service through an internship with Vice President Biden’s Policy Office. Research in support of a Guatemalan girl’s asylum claim, demonstrated to her how questions of immigration intersect with human rights and social justice. As an IJC Community Fellow, Catalina is placed with Part of the Solution where she provides legal aid to immigrants in the Bronx.