Jimena Somilleda

Jimena is the administrative fellow for Mi Familia Vota in Georgia. Jimena was born and raised in Athens, Georgia, and is the first-generation Mexican-American student in her family. Through her immersion in her rich culture and the inspiration from her parents’ sacrifices, she has found a passion for advocating for Latinx and minority communities. 


Jimena is currently a third-year honors student at the University of Georgia, pursuing a Bachelor of Art in Public Relations from the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. At UGA, Jimena serves as Communication Chair for First-Generation Dawgs, a student-run organization that works diligently towards the success of first-generation students at UGA.


In addition to her on-campus involvement, she also works as the Communications Coordinator for the Hispanic Organization Promoting Education (HoPe Inc.), where she trains and educates students across the country on promotional efforts for HoPe.