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CALSA initiated its Speaker Series Spring 2013. Funding permitting, the series will continue. The series includes students in their senior year and alumni, Latino students, and students interested in Latino culture and Latin America, who speak about graduate school and career opportunities. The objective is to motivate and inspire students to consider graduate studies and further their education in order to pursue a profession of their choice.

The subjects covered in the talks are many, including the IUP experience, preparation for graduate studies, and important strategies for graduate school admissions and funding. Internship and career opportunities are also covered.

Click on each speaker’s picture to visit her bio.

Rosamaria Ponciano

Rosamaria Ponciano, a 2011 alumna with BAs in Environmental Regional Planning and Development and Geography GIS and Cartography, spoke on February 15, 2013, at Stephenson Hall.

Her talk was titled “Outreach Liason for Hermanas en Salud and Allegheny Department of Human Services.”

Qiana Lightner

Qiana Lightner, a 2009 alumna with BAs in Sociology and Anthropology, spoke on April 18, 2013, at Stephenson Hall.

Her talk was titled “Finding My Way: Life and Opportunities after IUP.”

Altagracia Moquette

Altagracia Moquette is a 2013 alumna who has delayed her matriculation in the MA program in Sociology at IUP. She will be working for the Department of Human Services in Pittsburgh for a year.

She was part of a graduate school speaker panel.

Linda Herrera

Linda Hererra is a 2012 alumna with BAs in Criminology and Spanish. She has earned an MA in Criminology at IUP.

She was part of a graduate school speaker panel.

Jovana Ramos

Jovana Ramos graduated from IUP with a BA in Spanish and currently attends the PhD program at Temple University.

She was part of a graduate school speaker panel.

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