Grassroots Leadership is pleased to welcome Norma Itzel Salas as our new Immigration Social Work and Advocacy Intern. Itzel is a current student at St. Edward’s University finishing her last semester this December with a Bachelor’s in Social Work.
Itzel has volunteered around Austin with different organizations such as Casa Marianella, has spoken to Senator Eddie Lucio about how to advocate for immigrant rights, is now part of our Grassroots Leadership team! She has a passion for immigration law and policy.
Itzel is a first generation Mexican American. Her parents were born and raised in Mexico and came over to the United States to provide her and her siblings a better opportunity. Itzel is the youngest of three. She was raised in the Rio Grande Valley and frequented Mexico every chance she could!
Itzel now lives in Austin and is working on pursuing a Master’s Degree in Social Work and International Policy after graduation.