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Amanda Acosta-Ruiz, Weill Cornell grad student

Amanda Acosta-Ruiz: From NHI to the battle vs. coronavirus

Posted: April 1, 2020 at 12:58 pm   /   Alumni, Featured

As a graduate student at Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences in New York City, studying cell biology and neuroscience, Amanda Acosta-Ruiz started 2020 thinking about a few different things. She was on her fourth year of research, moving toward the Ph.D. thesis she’s working on. At the beginning of the year, she was […]

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Raul Garcia, Earthjustice's Legislative Director for Healthy Communities

Raul Garcia: From NHI to Saving the Planet

Posted: January 30, 2020 at 3:25 pm   /   Alumni, NHI News

Because Raul Garcia works as a lobbyist, one of his National Hispanic Institute alumni friends jokes that he “practically lives in an LDZ now.” But Garcia’s also quick to point out that he’s lobbying for communities like the one he came from. He’s putting the public policy and persuasion skills he honed as a high school […]

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It’s more than a dress: NHI alumna reflects on 2015 Texas Inauguration

Posted: May 26, 2015 at 8:06 am   /   Alumni

This article, part of a series from NHI alumni reflecting on their experiences, comes from 2014 Texas LDZ alumna Arianna Gomez. The incoming First Lady of Texas visited Coutures by Laura on a rainy Friday afternoon for one of the final fittings for the ensembles she was to wear for the Inauguration ceremony and Inaugural […]

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