Freddy Mejia is the Deputy Director of Policy at The Commonwealth Institute, playing a key role in the development and execution of TCI’s policy, advocacy, and legislative engagement work. Freddy leads TCI’s health policy and immigrant justice work. He has partnered with organizations and community members to advance policies related to maternal health, removing barriers to Medicaid for immigrant communities, making ACA marketplace health coverage more accessible and affordable in Virginia, and more. He is part of the 2022 class of the Minority Political Leadership Institute at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and serves on the Virginia Children’s Health Insurance Program Advisory Committee (CHIPAC) and the ChildSavers Community Board. Freddy is the proud son of Salvadoran immigrants and earned his Bachelor of Social Work degree from VCU and a Master of Social Work degree from George Mason University.