Brenda Benitez is an intern at Education Post. She recently graduated from Pomona College in Claremont, California, where she studied public policy with a concentration in psychology. She is passionate about education and immigration reform. Thanks to scholarships for both high school and college, Brenda had the opportunity to attend high-performing private schools. Her interest in education is born of the realization that too few low-income students have access to this type of education. Furthermore, her own family’s struggle with the immigration system inspired her to be active in the immigration reform movement since a young age. Brenda is the daughter of Mexican immigrants and grew up in Chicago, Illinois with her 4 brothers and sisters.