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Thank You! Gracias!

(Para español, baje la pagina hacia abajo) Tomorrow, December 2nd marks the last day of my advocacy project as a 2011 DANR Youth Fellow. Being able to design and execute my own project where I would create my own blog and write about education for the last three months was an incredible experience for me. … Continue reading

Parent-Teacher Conferences

(Para español, baje la pagina hacia abajo) A decade ago, I was an eleven year old failing seventh grade science. I dreaded parent-teacher night, not only because my dad would come along with his heavy accent but, we would have to meet with Ms. Belizaire, my science teacher. Except, it didn’t turn out nearly as … Continue reading

Tips for Academic Success

This week post is a guest post featuring Mary Ulloa, which discusses tips for being a better student. (Para español baje la pagina hacia abajo). When Dahiana asked me to write a little bit about some tips for academic success, I couldn’t help but think about all of my struggles, especially as a first-year student. … Continue reading

It Takes A Village

(Para español, baje la pagina hacia abajo) Much like the African proverb, I too believe that it takes a village to raise a child. As children and even as young adults, we are shaped by those around us for good or bad. In my own experiences, my village was composed of my parents, our extended … Continue reading

La Abogacía

(For English, Scroll Down) Una gran parte de nuestra semana de entranamiento en Washington, DC fue dedicada a aprender como ser partidiarios de nuestras comunidades, y como mejor abogar por nuestros derechos. He definido la abogacia en mis propios términos como una acción que capacita a las personas para afrontar las situaciones que los afectan. … Continue reading