Reneé Jackson-Armendariz was a Summer 2021 intern with the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Right on Immigration campaign. She was born and raised in El Paso, Texas amongst her family made up of Mexican immigrants and first-generation Americans. Renee became passionate about immigration policy through her family’s immigration stories as well as her dad being a Border Patrol agent throughout her childhood. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Politics and History with a minor in Psychology from Regent University and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in public policy with a specialization in International Relations and National Security at Pepperdine University. Her post-grad aspirations include going to law school, serving in the Navy, and eventually working in the State Department.