Miguelina Manriquez is the special assistant for the Press team at American Progress. Prior to this, she served as a communications intern for Generation Progress, the youth engagement arm of the Center for American Progress. Before joining American Progress, Miguelina worked at California Rural Legal Assistance, a legal and political advocacy group that promotes the interest of migrant laborers and provides legal aid to rural communities.

Manriquez holds a bachelor’s degree in political science with a focus on comparative politics from UCLA. She is originally from Santa Cruz, California.