Larissa Sanhueza

As the coordinator for FCNL's Advocacy Corps, Larissa Gil Sanhueza manages 20 young adult organizers around the country that lobby on one legislative issue every year. Larissa also oversees recruitment for our Spring Lobby Weekend, a four-day lobbying and educational event.

Larissa graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with B.A.s in Philosophy and German, receiving honors in Philosophy. As a student, Larissa was involved with the Mock Trial Association, student government, and Planned Parenthood. Before working at FCNL, Larissa served as an English-Spanish translator for recently arrived immigrants in Santiago, Chile and as a fellow in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. In her capacity as a House Fellow, she wrote a bill clarifying the guidelines used in child custody cases in which one of the parents has committed a sexually violent crime.

In her free time, Larissa likes to study and improve her Spanish and German language skills as she often travels to see family in Chile and Germany.

Articles by Larissa Gil Sanhueza

Update Here's Why I'm Hopeful 

It has been one week since I said goodbye to the 20 young adult organizers who make up FCNL’s Advocacy Corps. After 10 days of training in Washington, DC, they are now in their communities organizing on a tragically relevant issue: gun violence.

New Advocacy Corps Plan to Reduce Gun Violence 

One of FCNL's signature programs continues to grow with 20 young adults joining the 2018-2019 Advocacy Corps. This diverse group will organize their local communities in 16 states to reduce gun violence.

Update Spring Lobby Weekend: Know Before You Go 

Spring Lobby Weekend is right around the corner! More than 450 young leaders will be joining us in Washington, D.C. for four days of learning, sharing, and lobbying. I. AM. EXCITED. Ask my coworkers – this is all I have been talking about for months.

Background Frequently Asked Questions About Spring Lobby Weekend 

March 23-26, 2019 in Washington, DC

Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about Spring Lobby Weekend including some about registration, housing, financial support, and lobbying.