Brenda is attending Wellesley College and she used her scholarship money to cover transportation and spending costs for a school Winter session program trip to Havana, Cuba. This is what Brenda wants to share with LA5:
"During this academic year, I joined the Cielito Lindo (CL is a Folklorico dance group on campus) eboard as co-treasurer. As co-treasurer, I assisted the club CL presidents in preparation for the annual Latinx Culture Show at Wellesley. Even though we were not able to have the culture show as we had to leave campus early during the spring semester, I still enjoyed my experience as a co-treasurer and an active participant of the dance group.
Then, this summer, I had the pleasure of receiving a position as a research intern in the Boston Public Schools Office of the Superintendent as part of Wellesley College's 2020 Ravitch Public Education Summer Internship. I got to work and learn alongside my mentor, Ana Tavares, elementary school superintendent. It was a wonderful experience that allowed me to connect further to my interests in public education."