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Clara Mejia


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Clara Mejia, a Center for Social Justice Andretta fellow, is an undergraduate in the Georgetown College class of 2017 majoring in American studies and minoring in justice and peace. Clara’s interest in immigrant rights originated in high school, where she became a peer mentor to undocumented students learning to navigate a foreign education system. She went on to intern with the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, engaging with attorneys who defended the civil liberties of LGBT individuals and immigrants, including those escaping persecution. At Georgetown, Clara advocated for immigrant rights through UndocuHoyas and Hoyas for Immigrant Rights. In May 2015, Clara joined the Center for Social Justice to assist in research on Washington, D.C.’s Limited Purpose driver licenses. Clara serves as Chicanx Student Movement of Aztlán’s (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlán, MEChA) Latinx Leadership Forum representative to promote social justice and the Latinx identity.
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