Mom, Wife, Scientist, Mentor, Inclusive Leader, and Children's Book Author
This year I have selected:
The Hispanic Association for Colleges and Universities (HACU [Charity #10477]) and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF [Charity #11502]).
I have been a mentor for disadvantaged students since 1996, while supporting organizations that help them access educational opportunities. Through mentoring, I have been a firsthand witness of the positive changes in all these students’ lives. For example, some of the students I mentored from vulnerable communities have completed a graduate level education and/or are pursuing a graduate degree in a STEM educational program. In 2009 I led the Hispanic Association for Colleges and Universities (HACU) at FDA New England District and two talented students were supported through a HACU summer internship. Supporting and mentoring underrepresented students in a STEM disciplines is more than a simple commitment; It is my passion.
My contributions are sent safe, while giving back to vulnerable communities facing gaps within their educational systems.
Supporting underrepresented students advancing in their education through scholarships and/or programs (e.g. travel grants, housing, stipend).