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A New Definition of Resilience: Young Latinas

There’s this girl I know. She’s 18 years old, born in Ecuador. She moved to New York a few years ago — for the same reason many of us have — looking for a better future. She’s not quite sure why she’s here, but she does understand that in her new environment, she’s going to…

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Los Tweens & Teens Q&A Interview

The Latinas On the Verge of Excellence, L.O.V.E., Mentoring Program, supports and empowers young Latinas to strive both in school and in life through positive role modeling in New York City. We had the privilege of chatting with Claudia Espinosa, L.O.V.E.’s fierce founder, who came to New York from her native Colombia at the age…

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John Jay Alumni Profile

Claudia Espinosa came to John Jay in 2004 with the intention of becoming a forensic psychologist and agent with the FBI. A native of Cali, Columbia, she excelled at her studies — “I was a good student because I love it” — and especially enjoyed learning from Professor Louis Schlesinger, an expert in the psychology…

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