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Latinas in STEM: Laura Willson’s Affinity for Coding

“My name is Laura Willson, of Chilean-Puerto Rican descent, a senior at Saint Jean Baptiste, the middle of eight children, and a girl who codes!” “I hope to inspire and teach other girls to try this field.” As part of our ongoing focus on Latinos that break barriers, today we’d like you to meet Laura Willson […]

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Autism on the Rise Among Hispanic/Latino Children

According to the Center for Diseases Control and Prevention ,  since 2010, 1 in 68 children in the U.S. has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, or  ASD, a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. To our surprise, […]

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In “La Busqueda,” or the Search of Building Bridges

Let’s admit it,  praise is a priceless gift that bestows upon the recipient a sense of accomplishment and commends the giver for selflessly recognizing how others compliment their purpose. Recently, a fellow member of the Latinas Leadership Network  “LLN”, Inés Mato who is the founder of La Busqueda, or the search,  reached out to us after […]

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