More pictures from Rachel Rios and Andrea Martinez’s Capstone!
Fellows Rachel Rios and Andrea Martinez’s Capstones on the European Refugee Crisis and Immigration!
We are highlighting three capstones today! Sarena Torres and Sameer Sridhar both presented capstones on Gun Control and Angie Valdez did hers on the Black Lives Matter Movement! #uatcapstone
Here are some pictures from fellows Luz Hielscher and Katy Cook’s capstone projects on awareness regarding DACA/TPS and to disprove stereotypes or misconceptions about immigrants and immigration in the USA! #uatcapstone
Meet Tabitha Cherubin, UAT’17 Alumna and current Mentor for the House of Stenberg. She will be attending the University of Florida! ✨✨
“Getting into UF was a testament to all of the hard work that I put in during my high school years, and it was definitely the pinnacle of my high school experience. I honestly couldn't imagine my last two years of high school without UAT. Being in UAT has allowed me to learn more about the things that I think are important and it has also given me a platform to express my views. That fear that I once had to voice my opinion has become less daunting and I feel more comfortable sharing my opinions. What has been most important to me about being in UAT has been standing next to the brilliant Daniel Meyer. He has become one of the few adults in my life that I look up to. I've seen his struggle with being a man torn between his privilege and his desire to make a change. Seeing how he's navigated that has inspired me so much. I look up to Danny more than anyone that I know.”
Fellow Brianna Murphy’s Capstone Project on Colorism! #uatcapstone
Meet Brianna Murphy, UAT’18 Fellow from the House of Ono. She will be attending the University of Central Florida! ✨✨
“I’m excited to further my education at a school that is not too far from home, so that I can gain independence, but not be all alone. I loved being a part of UAT because we talked about the topics that not many people want to talk about and I have been able to get a different perspective on many social issues. I hope to be a student that people see as an activist, as someone that stands up for what they believe in. UAT has taught me to stick to what I believe, have evidence to defend it and stand up for it.”
Meet Andrea Escobar, UAT’17 alumna from the House of Socrates. She will be attending Duke University as a National Hispanic Recognition Scholar!
“Being a part of UAT was one of the best decisions I ever made. This fellowship aided my personal development as I learned about the issues important to me and was pushed to break out of my shell. UAT made me more aware about my surrounding and introduced me to new opinions and ideas. The people I have met in this program have also pushed me to strive for more and define new goals, and I have been able to build true friendships based on mutual support and respect. Without this program, I wouldn’t be the activist I am today or have realized the potential I have to achieve success. I hope to continue to seek others who will have open minds and encourage discussions on these important issues facing society. I want to take the knowledge and passion I have gained from UAT to ensure these conversations do not end.”
Please join us for our 3rd annual UAT Commencement Ceremony! It will be a wonderful night where fellows present their capstone projects, we award scholarships, and gather to reflect on the fellowship experience. We hope to see you there!
Meet Anakarina Mokhtary, UAT’18 Fellow from the House of Shahidi. She will be attending the University of Florida! ✨✨
“Getting into the University of Florida was a dream come true for me. The best day of my life was when I checked my application status and was notified that I got accepted. Being a part of UAT has really shaped me as a person. Listening to the fellow's viewpoints has helped me make my own opinions and perspectives on the various subjects we discuss in UAT. It has exposed me to so many topics that I wouldn't have been enlightened about elsewhere.”