Eduardo Reyes Chavez


Eduardo Reyes Chavez graduated from the University of Utah in 2012 with an Honors BA in political science with a minor in international studies. During his time at the U, Reyes Chavez completed an astounding five internships.


In 2008, Reyes Chavez interned at the Salt Lake City Trupiano Law Firm working on immigration law and policy. He then went on to intern with Grupo Estrategia Politica in summer 2009 in Mexico City. While working with Grupo Estrategia Politica, Reyes Chavez analyzed Mexico’s political arena and honed his Spanish. His experience with government relations and policy research poised him for a competitive internship with the Ibarra Strategy Group in Washington, DC, in 2011. In DC, he learned about our nation’s capital and networked with some of the most accomplished Latinx leaders in the country.


Following his time in Washington, Reyes Chavez assisted the late Senator Robert F. Bennett in his research symposium before departing for an internship with the European People’s Party in the European Parliament in Brussels in 2012. Reyes Chavez recalls, “I had the opportunity to participate in the preparation of a diplomatic meeting between members from the European People’s Party and delegates from the United States. I was able to participate in most of the meetings between the two delegations and learn a lot about some of the most important issues facing US-EU relations. This experience allowed me to see firsthand how international diplomacy in conducted.”


Reyes Chavez went on to receive a Juris Doctor from Northwestern and currently practices with the Judge Advocate General’s Corp of the United States Navy. Reflecting upon his internship experiences Reyes Chavez wrote, “The Hinckley Institute has touched every aspect of my personal and professional life.”