Latino staffers are leading offices on Capitol Hill, running communications operations and advising some of the highest-ranking members of Congress.
Many started out their careers as interns. Some got their big break through the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, or through someone looking out for them.
They share their wisdom for other Latinos who hope to follow in their footsteps.
Getting a foot in the door
Joanna Rodriguez, communications director to Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla.: “It was actually another Hispanic woman. She was in charge of hiring interns for Sen. Rubio at the time ...