is a Midwestern Puerto Rican educator, strategy consultant, and executive coach. She has served in senior leadership positions at The College Board and Teach For America. A fierce advocate of educational equity and the power of collectives.
With 49% of Latinos saying someone in their household has either lost their job or experienced a reduction in income due to the pandemic, the college dream might not be a priority, but students still have good and affordable options.
More Boricuas live elsewhere than on the island, but only 3% of non-profits in Puerto Rico have strategies to engage and seek support from the diaspora, leaving enormous goodwill and resources untapped.