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What leadership roles or volunteer experiences have been important to you during your time at Maryland?
I held the position of Vice President of our university's chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, the international education honors society.
I have been involved with the Alternative Breaks Program through the office of Leadership and Community Service-Learning throughout my time at UMD. I was a participant in two experiences (to Nashville, TN for Immigration & Refugee Rights and Indianapolis, IN for Disability Awareness & Inclusion). My junior year I led the experience to Cuenca, Ecuador focused on culture and rights of indigenous peoples. Last year, I returned to Indianapolis as a trip leader.
I also volunteered for two semesters as a mentor/tutor at Adelphi Elementary School through the America Reads*America Counts program.
Two summers ago, I was an intern at a nonprofit that provides high quality early childhood education to children from families of immigrants from Latin America.
Additionally, I've volunteered at an afterschool program at Langley-Park McCormick Elementary School.
How will you make a positive difference in the world?
After I graduate, I plan to teach in a community that is underserved. I look forward to working in solidarity with children and their families to foster positive relationships that will be crucial for helping the children I teach to reach their full potential. I hope that my Spanish ability, which I've really cultivated during my time at UMD, will help me to connect with even more families, particularly families who have immigrated from Latin America.
What is your major, minor, class and graduation year?
I graduated in May 2016 with a B.A. in Spanish: Language and Culture in Professional Contexts. In May 2017, I will graduate with a B.S. in Early Childhood Education/Early Childhood Special Education.
What is your Hometown?
My hometown is Fallston, MD in Harford County.