I am extremely honored to announced that this Friday I will be named as one of CAMACOL’s Successful Hispanic Women of the Year 2008.

Harvard Educational Review

Latino/a Students Undergraduate Experiences

Symposium in the Harvard Educational Review

Proposals due October 20, 2008

The editors of the Harvard Educational Review invite students, researchers, practitioners, administrators, and policymakers to submit proposals for manuscripts appropriate for publication in a forthcoming symposium that will focus on the undergraduate experiences of Latino/a students.

The symposium will focus on the experiences of Latino/as in higher education to call attention to the needs and interests of this growing population of students in the United States whose educational opportunities and successes will help determine the future of our nation. This symposium underscores our conviction that ensuring equality of opportunity as well as equality of success requires looking beyond the college gates to the experiences of students inside these institutions. We seek to inform educational policies, practices and future research that will help promote college access and persistence to degree for Latino/as as well as advance their individual development and learning.

We seek two types of submissions for this symposium:

  • Scholarly submissions may include qualitative or quantitative studies, theoretical pieces, or essays, and should not exceed 9,000 words. We ask scholars to include implications for policy and practice in post secondary education as well as K-12 schooling where applicable.
  • Personal essays by current or former Latino/a undergraduates should address important aspect(s) of their undergraduate experience, and should not exceed 3,000 words. We ask students to construct narratives that will be instructive to those wishing to have a positive impact on Latino/a student success.
We seek studies and commentaries on Latino/a students social and academic experiences in a variety of institutional contexts, including, but not limited to, two-or four-year institutions, Hispanic-serving institutions, historically black colleges, and predominantly white institutions.

Proposals of up to 500 words should be submitted, along with author CVs for scholarly submissions, by October 20, 2008 to HER_manuscripts@gse.harvard.edu. Authors whose proposals are accepted will be invited to submit full manuscripts for consideration by February 18, 2009. Please direct all queries to HER_manuscripts@gse.harvard.edu.


The National Hispana Leadership Institute is holding it’s annual conference in Orlando, Florida this year in November. This well respected and recognized organization will offer you various professional development opportunities, but more importantly will allow you to mix and mingle with the largest army of Latina leaders throughout the United States. Book your participation today! Early registration special rates expire 10/15!


I’ve never been able to attend this conference, but many close friends have- so please try to attend! The conference brings together a large group of Latinas to motivate, educate, and provide a prime opportunity to build lasting and beneficial relationships. This two day conference will have more than 50 presenters discussing professional development, personal growth, wealth-building and solutions to social issues. For registration information:


The National Society of Hispanic MBAs has their annual conference in Atlanta, Georgia in early October. Not only is this a great opportunity to network, but there is a huge job fair to help you get employed with some of the top businesses in the county. Check it out:


The American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education is a wonderful organization that recognizes Hispanics who are currently in graduate school or who have just completed their doctorate. Do not miss this opportunity to participate in their Annual Conference- they also have Fellowships and Outstanding Dissertation competitions! Excellent networking event. Check it out: