CHSA Statement Honoring Eduardo Hilera As He Departs From Capitol Hill
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 14, 2020
Celia Olivas, CHSA Communications Director: (209) 981-9141, Celia_Olivas@Duckworth.Senate.Gov
Washington, D.C. — Today, the Congressional Hispanic Staff Association released the following statement honoring Eduardo V. Hilera as he departs from Capitol Hill.
“The Congressional Hispanic Staff Association is grateful for Eduardo’s dedication and advocacy for Latinx staffers on Capitol Hill. As a two-term member of CHSA’s Advisory Committee, Eduardo’s advice, expertise, and leadership has greatly benefited our organization and brought a new perspective to our work. During his time in the office of Senator Dianne Feinstein, Eduardo advocated for Latinx candidates when internal positions became available and selflessly provided guidance to colleagues looking to move up in the congressional workforce. His commitment to 'paying it forward' is embodied by his personal mantra, 'Each one, teach one.' While we are losing an exceptional member of CHSA’s Advisory Committee and the Latinx congressional community, we know Eduardo will continue to carry out CHSA’s mission in this new chapter of his career.”
“Eduardo Hilera has accepted a new role as a Congressional Affairs Specialist with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and will start in August. CHSA wishes him the best of luck in this new capacity.”
For over two years, Eduardo Hilera served on the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control as a Legislative Assistant to Co-Chairman Feinstein where he focused on efforts to reduce drug trafficking and drug-related violence, as well as the opioid and drug overdose crisis. Eduardo’s career has been focused on homeland security, law enforcement, and public safety policy at the federal and state levels. Prior to his service in the United States Senate, Eduardo served as Senior Advisor to the Puerto Rico Secretary of the Treasury where he developed a plan to restructure the tax fraud and intelligence division, as well as a task force program with the U.S. Coast Guard Investigative Service in San Juan. Eduardo also served on the staff of former Congressman Pedro Pierluisi (PR) for almost seven years, four of which were spent as a Legislative Assistant in Washington D.C. Eduardo is working towards completing his Master’s in Emergency and Disaster Management at Georgetown University.