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The HWS Update

Audrey Platt ’21 has landed a position at Maier Anderson, a fundraising firm that works with justice-focused nonprofits and political candidates. Graduating with a B.A. in political science and Latin American studies, Audrey Platt ’21 is excited to start her career working as a fundraising associate for Maier Anderson. “I am a people person: connecting

As an intern for Brian Barnwell, New York City’s District 30 Representative, Litzy Bautista ’23 serves as a data analyst and research coordinator. Barnwell’s district covers several areas in the Queens borough including Maspeth, Sunnyside and Astoria. During the pandemic, Bautista worked remotely from her home in Los Angeles, Calif. “I felt like this was

During her summer breaks, Carolin Martinez Diaz ’19 interned in the human resources department of the leading education technology company Chegg. Now, Martinez Diaz has used her experience to land a job as a Client Services Analyst for IHS Markit in New York City. Working in the Client Services Department, Martinez Diaz will help IHS

A group of 16 HWS students are exploring the rich historical culture and adventuring through the vibrant geography of Latin America on the Colleges’ Ecuador and Peru study abroad program. Currently staying in Quito, the group will soon relocate to Cusco for the second portion of the trip. Led by Professor of Economics Scott McKinney,

This fall, Carlos Alzugaray Treto, former ambassador of Cuba to the European Union, will visit the Hobart and William Smith campus to discuss the recently reestablished diplomatic relationship between the U.S. and Cuba, and the international implications of that agreement. “Ambassador Alzugaray Treto’s visit gives us an invaluable opportunity to engage in dialogue with a

Award-winning Cuban writer Mirta Yáñez will read from her work on Wednesday, Oct. 8. For more than four decades, Yáñez has been a distinguished participant in Cuban literary cultural and academic scenes. She has won numerous awards for literature and, on four occasions, received the prestigious Critics’ Prize in Cuba. The reading will begin at

Eighteen students are immersing themselves in Latin American culture this semester in Mendoza, Argentina, guided by Professor of Latin American Studies, International Relations and Economics Scott McKinney P’13, who was born and raised in Peru. Nestled against the Andes, Mendoza offers students the opportunity to become fluent in the Spanish language and learn about historical

Since the spring, Jericsson Pichardo ’15 and Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Joel Helfrich have worked on a project to help the nearby Rochester City School District (RCSD) open a new public school, the Rochester River School. Its curriculum will draw from that being developed by the Institute for Humane Education for schools it plans

Jade Vasquez ’12 was recently featured in an article in Norwood News, a Bronx-area newspaper, for her work as a Youth Development Volunteer with the Peace Corps, in rural El Salvador. Vasquez, who was one of four members of the Classes of 2012 to have been accepted to serve in the Peace Corps, has helped

This fall, Ana Garcia ’14 of Elizabeth, NJ, began her studies at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Before moving to Cambridge, Mass., she spent her summer in Hawaii as an intern for Minatoishi Architects, Inc. in Honolulu. A double major in architectural studies and Latin American Studies at HWS, Garcia is pursuing a