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Guada Pinto serves as an intern for the Health Innovators Fellowship. She is currently a fourth-year student pursuing a BA in Women and Gender Studies and a double minor in Foreign Affairs and Public Policy. She is also an accelerated Masters in Public Policy candidate at the University of Virginia. As a Latina woman and daughter of immigrants, she believes that her studies combined with her research and leadership experience have long been preparing her for a career in public policy by learning about people’s lived experiences. During her time at UVa., she served as a research assistant for a graduate student working on her thesis on the Latinx immigrant experience in Charlottesville. Additionally, she worked in the Global Policy Center tracking migration patterns of Venezuela migrants in the midst of mass migration out of the country. Upon graduation from the Frank Batten School, she hopes to find a career that combines her academic, professional, and leadership experiences into a position at the intersection of social justice and public policy. Outside of school, she loves curling up with a great book (fiction novels are her favorite, and she welcomes all recommendations), spending time with family, and travelling (in a pre-COVID world).