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In this Edition
She Was Inspired at Pacific: Now She's Inspiring Others | As a child, Martha Méndez Bolaños ’21 attended a school in Hillsboro where she struggled to keep up with classes requiring English. Now she teaches English language learners in the same school.
Elona Wilson '18 Overcame Obstacles, Holds on to Hope | Wilson ’18 took her undergraduate degree and ran with it, breaking a family cycle of poverty and addiction on her way to becoming a respected leader of Next Up, a Portland, Ore.,-based nonprofit.
Student Researchers Probe Links Between Latinx Resilience and Success | A set of students in the School of Graduate Psychology focused their research on a fascinating question: How do Latinx communities thrive when so many factors are arrayed against them?