Our Stories: Juanita, Scholar (2017)

Juanita is a Colombian immigrant, the first in her family to go to college, who founded an after-school mentoring program for young ESL students because she wanted to make sure they were not overlooked as she had been when she first arrived in the United States. She also captained her softball team and is teaching herself to code in her spare time, while working part-time as a barista at Starbucks. She will study computer engineering as a CWIT scholar at University of Maryland-Baltimore County as our 2017 Google Scholar.