Elisabet Raquel García (she/they), Global Education DEI specialist, shares how language barriers prevented her from connecting with her family and how her determination to build a relationship prompted her to become a fluent Spanish speaker in five years.
Samantha Peralta (she/her) shares with URep Abroad how her Mexican-American heritage and being outside her comfort zone sparked her determination to work in the international education field.
Ashley Jaramillo Cason (she/her) shares with URep Abroad how her Colombian-American identity shaped her worldview and approach to being resilient.
Dr. Miguel Ayllon (he/him) shares how his Latino heritage guided him as an international educator and how valuing people over tasks helped him find his calling.
Felix Wang (he/him) shares his experience as an Associate Director in International Education.