Next year I will be returning to my hometown of San Antonio, Texas to participate as a corps member for Teach for America. There, I will be teaching bilingual elementary education. I chose to embark on this journey for several reasons. Firstly, I felt like my double major in Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies (LALACS) and Spanish Literature would grant me to the foundational tools to create a an inclusive bicultural classroom. Secondly, I felt greatly supported not only by the staff, recruiters, and the regional office in Teach for America, but also by my LALACS professors and chair here at Dartmouth! This wonderful group of individuals, friends and mentors were there to constantly encourage me and answer any questions throughout the process. Finally, and most importantly, I look forward to re-immersing myself into my community and interacting with students with identities similar to my own. I feel extremely passionate about diversifying education and establishing networks that will allow for all students to reach success.
I cannot wait to meet all of students and begin this exciting new phase!