Alejandra Hernandez

I was invited to speak, and I believe it was the first conference! It was one of the first opportunities I had to speak in front of such a large crowd. And not too long before, I was a high school student.
I remember seeing many faces staring back and even as I was speaking I wished I had had the opportunity to hear from someone that looked like me, that an undocumented person could figure out how to make it to university!
The conference has given rising leaders like myself the confidence to call me a leader, to have the temerity to become a trailblazer because there’s a visible Latinx community.

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