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Eugene Chigna was born in Los Angeles, California, to Guatemalan immigrants. At age five his family moved to the Falls Church area in Northern Virginia, where he later completed his middle school and high school education in Arlington, Virginia. Eugene began his college career at Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia, and eventually transferred to Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, where he graduated with Political Science honors.

In 2016 Eugene interned with state Senator Creigh Deeds during the general assembly, became a Governor’s Fellow in the summer working with the Secretary of Finance, and interned with the Democratic Richmond Regional Political Director for the 2016 presidential campaign. Eugene currently resides in Richmond, Virginia, where he is active in state and local politics, and volunteers his time as an assistant national volleyball coach in the Northern Virginia area.