Veronica, Scholar Success Committee Chair, started volunteering with Esperanza in 2016. She joined Esperanza because she is an advocate for youth and is passionate about post-secondary education and persistence for all students regardless of their backgrounds. As a first-generation college graduate, Veronica has an appreciation for the work and support that Esperanza does for its Scholars.
A proud University of Maryland alumna and Washington, D.C. native, Veronica hopes to continue to support the success of all Esperanza scholars. She brings a wealth of experience to the Scholar Success Committee from previous positions working with local D.C. area youth at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History and for the non-profit organization – For Love of Children. Veronica currently works at the University of Maryland, College park, where she also obtained her B.A. in History.