Feb. 2, 2021

Episode 14: Dorothy's Story. From the Valley to the Ivy League

Episode 14: Dorothy's Story. From the Valley to the Ivy League

Join Vince and Ed as they interview this amazing Latina. Hear about her journey from the Valley of Texas, to two Ivy Leagues, and back to Texas. Dorothy Villarreal has a powerful story from being an academic, activist, artist, and advocate. Ed and Dorothy met when she was a freshman at university, and have been friends ever since. Hailing from the border between the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and Tamaulipas, Mexico, Dorothy Villarreal currently works at Paul Quinn College as an adjunct professor and Special Assistant to the Vice President.  The daughter of immigrants and a product of her community, Dorothy strongly believes in the importance of public education and civic engagement to bring about positive change. Her research interests include college access, first-generation students, and faculty development.  In her spare time, Dorothy enjoys trying to nail her abuelita’s salsa recipe, painting, and watching her cat (Luna) tolerate her two puppies (Stella and Nebula).

-Vince becomes a Spanish language translator.

-Art, creativity and Etsy.

-Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

-Buying her first home and setting roots.

-Importance of public education and civic engagement to bring about positive change.

-Leave places behind better than you found them.

-Breaking up with your biases and prejudices.

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