Hi, my name is Alesia Lujan-Hernandez, and I am the lending and administration intern at PeopleFund for summer 2015. I am a senior Political Science Major with a concentration in Peace, Justice and Human Rights at Haverford College in Pennsylvania . I am currently preparing for the LSAT, however first I plan to get a master’s degree in Public Policy. During my junior year of high school I studied in Beijing China at a local school where I also lived with a host family to help achieve my goal of becoming fluent in Mandarin. Since then I have worked as a research intern in Indonesia, picking up conversational Bahasa Indonesia in addition to my advanced Mandarin. Most recently I spent a semester in Morocco at Al Akhwayn University where I studied political science and Arabic. Despite my love for travel I am also very excited to return to my hometown of Austin this summer and intern at PeopleFund.
What initially drew me to PeopleFund was its focus on community development and social justice. PeopleFund has taken the unique route to combine community development and social justice through not only creating opportunities for economic advancement in the form of access to capital, but also by providing education and resources to build a healthy small business. I am grateful to be part of the PeopleFund team that has made and that will undoubtedly continue to make a significant impact on the small business owners and the communities they serve.
I am most excited to work with PeopleFund’s target clientele, underserved people/communities and to be a part of their development process. With their mission and target community in mind PeopleFund plays a very meaningful role in development and social justice; I am very eager to take part in this as well.