Janet Gordillo-Rodelo is the proud daughter of Antonio Gordillo and Dolores Rodelo who was born in Ontario, Oregon. Both her mom and dad were born and raised in Mexico, in Culiacan, Sinaloa, and, Comitan de Dominguez, Chiapas, respectively.
Janet graduated from Fruitland High School in 2021 and is now presently enrolled at Boise State University, where she is seeking a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She is a first-generation college student and is setting a pathway for her two younger siblings. Her long-term objective is to work in pediatrics and become a pediatrician to ensure the health of future generations, as she recognizes that these are the children who will one day help build our country.
Through Boise State, Janet has had the opportunity to join the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP), Organization de Estudiantes Latino Americanos (O.E.L.A.), and now TRIO STEM. Janet is this year’s recruiter of the Organización de Estudiantes Latino-Americanos where she is actively involved in promoting cultural awareness and creating opportunities for Latinx students seeking higher education. As an older sister, she wants to help create a pathway for her younger siblings and all the Latinx children with big ambitions.
As a CHCI-CAMP intern placed with CHLI, Janet is interested in gaining the necessary experience to make an impact in her community through this internship. She is interested in learning more about the resources accessible to those in Latino communities and the policies that govern them. When Janet returns from this internship, her plan is to educate her community about the resources that are specifically available to them. She is passionate about supporting people and confident she will accomplish this with the help of CHCI, CAMP, and CHLI.