Meet the 2013 Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellows
Honors student with thesis on young people’s strategies for graduation in a high-need district; mentor and member of Achieving Black and Latino Leaders of Excellence (ABLLE); teacher of language; fluent in Spanish.
Tutor, Academic Advantage; Dean’s Honor List 2010, 2011 and 2012; first-generation college student; volunteer for local community organizations.
Undergraduate research assistant in endocrinology at University of Chicago Medical Center; third-grade science and technology instructor (STOMP); high school mentor/health instructor; President/Director, Soul Umoja Gospel Choir; Dean’s List 2010-2012; multiple academic award recipient.
Volunteer, Pasadena summer day camps and schools; member, Hermanos Unidos de UCSB, Inc.; member, National History Honors Society.
Intern, National Endowment for the Humanities and National Museum of American History; senior thesis, integrating literature and art; mentor; Spanish language peer tutor; published writer, winner of the Ching Jen Lum Creative Writing Prize, 2012.
Tutor, writing center at University of Washington; volunteer at Shorecrest High School; recipient of the Thomas A. Lederman and Tia Val-Spinosa Sullivan endowed scholarships for academic merit; undergraduate researchers on Common Core State Standards and the teaching of literature.
Civil engineering technician; Dean’s List; academic coach/mentor/tutor at local high school, in particular with English language learners; fluent in four languages (Haussa, Djerma, French and English).
Volunteer, Sam Lena South Tucson Public Library; teacher, citizenship classes for Spanish-speaking adults; Spanish-English interpreter, Cyracom International; member, National Society of Collegiate Scholars.
Honors student with thesis on historical conditions of inner city schools and student struggles; recipient of Philip and Aida Siff Scholarship, Ronald Boorman Memorial Scholarship and Hispanic Education Endowment Fund Scholarship; tutor, volunteer and mentor at local schools; panelist, UC Achieve.