Creciendo Juntos — Si Se Puede: ¡Representate! One on Ones with Latinx Professionals and Trailblazers

I was a panelist together with other 4 Latinx professionals at the Si Se Puede-Latinx Professionals Panel hosted by Creciendo Juntos, a nonprofit located in Charlottesville, Virginia, sharing my college journey stories with the local youth

Here are the questions discussed:

-Was college always the plan for you?

-Did you ever feel that college wasn\’t the right path for you? Or were there any barriers that discouraged you in trying to attend college?

-What pushed you to pursue a college education?

-What is some advice you wish you would have gotten in high school in relation to college?

-Did you always know you wanted to work in your current profession?

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Hoy es el dia!!! Today's the day!!! Estoy muy emocionada para empezar este programa con nuestro estudiantes y mentores! We are are so excited to begin our journey in this program with our mentees and mentors! Take a moment to look over our AMAZING panelist members 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥: • Frances Coronel: Frances Coronel is a software engineer specializing in UI development on the Customer Acquisition Team at Slack. Outside of Slack, Frances is an Executive Director of Techqueria, a 501c3 nonprofit that serves the largest community of Latinx in Tech in the US. • Luis Oyola: Luis joined Legal Aid Justice Center’s Immigrant Advocacy Program in 2018 as an organizer. These efforts have ranged from immigrant solidarity work, to supporting low-income resident advocacy in Charlottesville, solidarity with Black Lives Matter, and organizing with the Living Wage campaign at UVA. • Diosa Femme: Diosa is the co-founder, producer, and host of the podcast Locatora Radio, which has been featured in Forbes, O Magazine, and LA Magazine. She is an Operations Coordinator in the Assisted Living field. • Salvador Romero: He is starting his fifth year as the Director of Equity and Community Engagement for the Harrisonburg City Public Schools system. He joined Harrisonburg City Publics Schools in 2006 and since has served as Home School Liaison, ESL teacher, and vice principal. • Roderico Díaz: Independent photojournalist and documentary filmmaker. Founder (2020) Iximche’ Media and Correspondent for the Qué Pasa News newspaper in NC.

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