Selene M. Gomez is the daughter of immigrants who came to this country from Guadalajara, Jalisco. They settled in Los Angeles, California which is where Selene was born and raised.
She is a graduate from Texas A&M University in College Station TX. During her time there she co-founded a student organization, Council for Minority Student Affairs (CMSA) to advocate for equal access to education for all regardless of immigration status and issues pertaining to the Latino and immigrant community. After obtaining her Bachelor’s in Human Resources & Development with minors in Business and in Communications she moved to San Antonio in which so formed part of the executive board for San Antonio Immigrant Youth Movement (SAIYM).
While in San Antonio, Selene worked with the Workers Defense Project to help develop the organization’s first voter guide and assist in a statewide study about construction worker disparities. She also served as the coordinator for the Texas DREAM Alliance which is a coalition made up of various youth groups all over Texas.
In 2012 she worked with United We Dream and was part of the organization’s first undocumented youth-led civic engagement campaign which was brought to San Antonio. Shortly thereafter Selene joined former Congressman Pete P. Gallego’s staff who represented Texas Congressional District 23 from 2012 to 2014. She maintained relationships with all federal agencies and was the lead caseworker in immigration cases and any related meetings or events.
Selene became part of the inaugural cohort for the New Leaders Council fellowship in 2016 and is now a proud member of the NLC-San Antonio Alumni Chapter. Additionally, she is currently enrolled in the University of Texas at San Antonio to obtain her Master’s in Public Administration with a Non-Profit Organization certification and has been with Mi Familia Vota since December 2014.