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Zero Hunger Intern

Gustavo De La Fuente

4th Class, 2021

Gustavo De La Fuente was born and raised in the small rural town of San Benito, Texas. He is a recent graduate of Texas A&M University-San Antonio, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Criminology. During his journey at A&M-SA, Gustavo has interned for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, worked as a Student Assistant for the University President, Dr. Cynthia Teniente-Matson, was the Speaker of the Senate for his Student Government Association, served as a HACU ¡Adelanté! Leader-In-Residence Scholar and is currently a 2nd Lieutenant for the Texas Army National Guard. Gustavo is particularly very passionate about creating more equitable opportunities for the LatinX and other underrepresented minority communities. As a Zero Hunger Intern, Gustavo has been placed with the California Association of Food Banks and hopes to learn more about how policy-based solutions can be implemented in assisting families suffering from food insecurity.

Field placement: California Association of Food Banks

Oakland, California