Name: Cynthia Montes
Degree (Major/Emphasis): Political Science
Graduation Year: 2017
Current Position: United Food and Commercial Workers International Union
Title: Bilingual Communication Specialist



What made you choose your major/career

  • Trying to do my part to try and make the world a better place for working class folks.

Share with us a pivotal experience at CSUF that got you to where you are today.

  • Being a fellow for Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential bid and interning in Washington, DC with the Cal State DC program.

What do you do in your job (duties)?

  • Social Media Monitoring, Press Outreach, etc.

What do you think helped you land your current position?

  • Being polite and reliable with folks in my network.

How did LCI help you?

  • LCI helped me realize that career relevant internships/fellowships are just as important as getting good grades in college.

Advice: to students pursuing a career in your field.

  • Do as many internships and fellowships as you can and be responsible/reliable.

What is one lesson learned that you have been able to apply to your career or personal life?

  • Go for it! You really don't lose anything from trying.