Claudia Espinosa

Founder and Executive Director

Claudia Espinosa has been working with young Latinas for the past eleven years. Her work with this population has enabled her to learn directly from these young women the needs that must be addressed to ensure that they can reach their full potential. An immigrant herself, she understands the challenges that must be overcome in order to succeed in a foreign country. Claudia knows that resilience, determination, commitment and hard work, along with self-confidence are crucial to mastering challenges such as learning a new language, adapting to a new culture and separating from one’s family. Her success in each of these areas gives her the credibility to be a role model to show, guide and support young Latinas and other young women in attaining their most ambitious goals.

Claudia received her B.A. and M.A. degrees in Forensic Psychology with magna cum laude honors from the City University of New York. She earned her second M.A. degree in Public Administration from New York University's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Claudia holds an Ed.M. degree in School Leadership from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Claudia also holds a Doctorate of Education from NYU Steinhardt.

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