Elisabet Raquel García (she/they) 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 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.

Dr. Miguel Ayllon shares how his Latino heritage guided him as an international educator and how valuing people over tasks helped him find his calling.