Orlando is a transient student at Northern Virginia Community College, transferring to George Mason University in the spring semester. A second-generation Cuban-American, Orlando hopes to make a career in political communications and public policy. As an intern in Congress and various non-profit organizations, he has worked on issues relating to veterans’ affairs, environmental protection, and female empowerment in Central and South America. Recently, Orlando began working with Hispanics in Philanthropy’s communications and network development team. Orlando is incredibly excited to join ODI’s 2018 at the gracious invitation of the program’s Co-Chair, Dolly Wolf, and NoVa Professor, Lucy Holsonbake.