Our Stories: Keisna, Scholar (2014)

Keisna is a recent immigrant from El Salvador who joined her mother in the United States without any knowledge of English and earned an A in AP English just two years later. She also built three robots as a member of her high school robotics team. Inspired by how technology enabled her to talk to her mother when her mother worked in the United States while she remained in El Salvador, she studied computer engineering at the University of the District of Columbia. With support from Esperanza, Keisna was accepted as a transfer student to Bryn Mawr, where she is finishing her studies.


“Thanks to The Esperanza Education Fund I am completing my computer science degree at Bryn Mawr College with no financial burdens. I cannot thank Esperanza enough for all the academic and financial support it has provided me. Thanks to all of you: Esperanza supporters, donors, and volunteers for helping me make my dreams come true! Please keep donating and supporting other students like me. ¡Muchas gracias!”