Ivett Arellano

Bachelor of Arts: Politics


Summa Cum Laude


Winters, CA

My Greatest Supporters

To my parents Lucy & Francisco, my boyfriend Christopher, best friends Sophia, Olivia, Julia, Aeriel, & the rest of my family and friends - thank you for all your love & support! Also, thank you to Philip Goodwin, Prof. Mindy Thomas, & Prof. Ahnen for encouraging my interests in politics, public policy & law. Your impact on my education & future goals will not be forgotten!

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

Being accepted to the Panetta Institute for Public Policy as a Congressional Intern. While I was not able to complete the D.C. portion of my internship due to Covid, I intend on making it out to D.C. in the near future!

My Next Chapter

After taking time to gain work experience, I aspire to attend graduate school in Washington, D.C. to study K-12 education policy & reform. My dream job would be as a lobbyist for the American Federation of Teachers or the National Education Association, before becoming a professor of education!

Clubs and Activities

Student Ambassador
Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society
Surfrider Foundation
KSMC 89.5

Favorite Quote

"I had my ups and downs, but I always found the inner strength to pull myself up. I was served lemons, but I made lemonade."
— Hattie White