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A Posse Scholar from Chicago, Illinois, Viridiana Villalva Salas ’20 graduated with a bachelor’s diploma in English and was a scholar in each the Holleran Heart for Group Motion and Public Coverage and the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program, all whereas incomes her instructing certificates in secondary training. Throughout her time at Connecticut Faculty, she accomplished a summer season internship at Chicago’s largest community of constitution colleges, which knowledgeable her senior integrative venture on inequity inside larger training and culturally responsive instructing in English lecture rooms. She additionally participated within the Faculty Yr in Athens program in Athens, Greece, the place she performed cross-comparison qualitative analysis centered on the variations in instructing observe in a area people faculty. On account of her analysis, she was awarded the Charles ‘Bud’ Church Instructing for Social Justice Award. 

Villalva Salas was a deeply engaged member of the campus neighborhood by her work as a senior admission fellow and a home fellow for Jane Addams, and as inventive director for the Womxn’s Empowerment Initiative. 

Most not too long ago, she graduated from Boston Faculty with a grasp’s diploma in curriculum and instruction and a certificates in social justice management. She returned to her hometown of Chicago and presently works at Erie Neighborhood Home as an teacher in English as a second language.


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