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UTSA Top Scholar Ileen Montemayor

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Ileen Jade Montemayor is a Politics and Law major with a concentration in Law and Governmental affairs. She is also pursuing a minor in Civic engagement and Sociology. Ileen in is her first year at UTSA, but is a classified as a senior due to dual enrollment and AP credits. She has been accepted to Harvard’s 2018 Public Policy and Leadership conference. She is a certified IRS income tax preparer for VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance), where she prepares taxes, free for low-income families. Ileen is passionate about immigration and volunteers with RAICES (Refugee and immigrant center for education and legal services). She volunteers for Students United for Planned Parenthood and the Hunger and Homelessness Movement. Ileen is a member of UTSA’s Jiu Jitsu club. In the future, Ileen plans to become a lawyer and one day open her own law firm. Her goals are to influence law and policy around immigration, taxes, and civil rights. 

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