In July of 2014, I was granted one of the Fulbright scholarships. The Fulbright scholarship was given to me to complete a PhD Degree in African American Studies at a university in the United States of America. This scholarship is one of the greatest achievements in my life. In Colombia, less than 3% of Afrocolombians have the possibility to enroll into college, and less than 1% of us can get a graduate certificate. In addition, this Fulbright scholarship is important because it is focused on people who are able to demonstrate an outstanding academic progress, which is linked to a significant grassroots community work and leadership.
In June of 2013, I completed my BA degree in Secondary Education with a minor in English. I have been dedicated to community youth work, political formation for college students, research on social unmet needs and the promotion of Affirmative actions to bridge the differential access of young Afrocolombians to universities. I am an active member of the Collective of African Colombian University Students- CEUNA, an organizational space where we debate and propose new alternative models of education and university in which the contributions of African people will be visible in Colombia.
Undergraduate Degree: Distrital University - Bachelor of Education, Bilingual Education
Graduate Degree: University of Massachusetts Amherst - Doctor of Education, African American Studies
I love traveling, getting to know people from different cultures and watching movies from different countries.