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Students and LCH staff get together at Student Connecting Event

Students and LCH staff get together at Student Connecting Event

Graduate students across the Health Sciences gathered last Wednesday, April 17th at the Petersen room in Allen library over lunch to discuss ways in which the Center can be a source of support for them as students interested in Latinx health.

Dr. Gino Aisenberg, co-director of the Center, gave an overview of the Center's history and current work, while the Center's affiliate faculty members Dr. Maggie Ramirez and Dr. Barbara Baquero spoke about their research projects.

Daron Ryan, Research Coordinator at the Center, gave a rundown of ALMA (Amigas Latinas Motivando el Alma), a research project spearheaded by Dr. India Ornelas, Research Director of the Center. Additionally, Francisco Rios-Casas, recent recipient of the LCH Travel Award, talked about his experience as an affiliate student of the Center.

Many of the graduate students who were present brought up the difficulties of navigating UW, a predominantly white institution, as Latinx students. We hope that this event was helpful in alleviating some of those difficulties and in providing opportunities for networking, building community, and seeing themselves represented in different aspects of the university.

¡Ha sido un placer conocerles a todxs! ¡Hasta la próxima!