Sonia B. Castellanos

Social Worker

As a first-generation American who struggled to learn English at an early age, Sonia B. Castellanos is different than most successful professionals. Appreciating that difference has helped shape Sonia's career. While in college, Sonia realized her potential as a role model for traditionally underrepresented populations in secondary education. Today, Sonia works with Latinas through Con Mi MADRE, helping to increase the representation of Hispanic girls in higher education through education and social support services.

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