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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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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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COSMO for Latinas

At 20-years-old Claudia Espinosa came to NYC from Colombia in search for a better tomorrow, not knowing a life changing experience would completely change her career path. While studying for her Master’s in Public Administration at NYU, Claudia worked for a non-profit organization where she met some young Latinas who would change her life forever.…

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Power Latina of the Week: The Adelante Movement

Success Story: Claudia Espinosa At 20, I left Colombia to start a new life. Although not my original plan, I moved to NY in 2000 to start a life on my own. I left behind my entire family. Sadly, I couldn’t travel due to legal processes and it took 7 years to visit Colombia. I…

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Inspiring Young Latinas for Education

by Damaris Sanchez Hello. My name is Damaris Sanchez and I am a graduate student at Teachers College, Columbia University. I have known about the L.O.V.E program since I was a senior at NYU Steinhardt. I was a mentor in my spring semester, and from there I learned how to become a role model for…

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