Yesenia Chavez is a Policy Analyst at the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, leading on immigrant women’s health and rights issues. She is a liaison with congressional offices on these issues and supports NLIRH Latina Advocacy Network’s state policy work. Prior to NLIRH, she was a Legislative Assistant for U.S. Representative Raúl M. Grijalva and advised the congressman on policy matters pertaining to judiciary, voting rights, gun violence, drug policy, human rights, LGBT, women’s rights, military and defense, and more. She got her start on the Hill through the Victory Fund & Institute’s congressional internship program.