USHCC Fellows

Jesus Arzola-Vega

Jesus Arzola-Vega recently graduated from Michigan State University as a double-major in International Relations & Economics. As an undergrad, Jesus interned at the municipal, state, and federal levels of government. He had the opportunity to intern for the City of East Lansing, as well as the Hispanic/Latino Commission of Michigan. Last summer Jesus interned on Capitol Hill for Rep. Sander Levin through the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. Growing up as a Mexican immigrant in Detroit, Jesus witnessed firsthand the many social and economic barriers Latina entrepreneurs face in starting a business, given his mother’s struggles in doing just that. Consequently, Jesus hopes to one day be in a position in which he can directly remove barriers for ambitious Latinos. His hobbies include running, skateboarding, and filmmaking. This spring Jesus will be working with the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to connect Hispanic business leaders from around the nation to corporate America and federal contractors.