Noche de Familia
Last week, Juntos participants from the Corvallis, Philomath, and Albany region visited OSU for the Noche de Familia event.
The event was designed for students and parents to interact with current OSU undergraduate and graduate students, and faculty. The event consisted of a panel where families had the opportunity to hear experiences of first-generation Latinx college students from their pre-college to college journeys. Among the panelist that shared their story were Laura Mondragon, Crisitan Reyes, Daniel Lopez Cevallos, Diana Santiago, Minerva Zayas, Maria Lachino and Xenia Velasco.
Juntos intern Juan Carlos Navarro expressed:
"As a graduate student in higher education, my whole purpose in life was to make the college process easier for people like me. Being at this event, made me see how a well planned out event can lead to wholesome conversations.
The Noche de Familia Event was so amazing because I got to parents and their kids learn about college. I am thankful for Juntos for inviting me to plan this. I always said that I wish I could have had this type of university while I was growing up.
The panelists were amazing and I saw how the parents appreciated the panelists' experiences. My warms as the parents faces lit up with enjoy. I definitely believe in the mission and purpose of Juntos."