Lecture: Puerto Rican Goldilocks

As part of the series of activities planned for Hispanic Heritage Month 2010, the Marist College Center for Multicultural Affairs (CMA) presents Marisel Herrera-Anderson, M.Ed. (Marist alumna ’93). Her talk, “Puerto Rican Goldilocks: Lessons from the Journey of a Latina College Student,” will focus on the trajectory and lessons learned for success in school and life from the standpoint of a first generation, Latina college student. The presentation will be held on Tuesday, October 5, 2010, at 7:00pm, at the Admissions Theatre (Student Center) at Marist College, Poughkeepsie, New York.

Marisel Herrera-Anderson holds a Master’s degree from Arizona State University, where she is currently the director of the Nina Mason Pulliam Legacy Scholars program at ASU’s College of Public Programs. Ms. Herrera-Anderson has served in a variety of roles during her 15-year tenure at ASU, primarily in student affairs. She was named one of the Phoenix Business Journal’s “Forty under 40.”  Herrera-Anderson was honored in 2002 by the City of Tempe’s Human Relations Commission for her efforts toward promoting diversity through an ASU summer program she created, APPLES (Academic Program Promoting Leadership, Enrichment & Service). In 2005, she was one of 22 Latinas in the nation selected for the National Hispana Leadership Institute, a national leadership development program aimed at developing Latinas as ethical world leaders.

She is also the author of Puerto Rican Goldilocks: A Lyrical Journey through El Barrio. Her writing and presentations are fueled by the lessons she learned through her journey “from the housing projects of New York City to the halls of academia; lessons that affirm the power of education, resiliency, culture, faith and community to transform one’s life.”

For more information please contact the Center for Multicultural Affairs at (845) 575-3204.

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