The Dean Jack Otis Social Problem and Social Policy Lecture presents:
Cindy Nava, AA, BA, MA.
“Awakening the Leader Within: Young Professionals of Color Rising to the Call to Action”
About the speaker: Cindy Nava, AA, BA, MA, arrived to the U.S. at the age of seven from Chihuahua, Mexico. She was raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico and is proud to call herself a “Mexican-New Mexican.” Growing up undocumented, Nava became the first in her family to graduate from high school and obtain a college degree. She became the first undocumented person to intern for a national political party in Washington, DC, and then became the first DACA recipient to work as a majority pool analyst for the New Mexico House of Representatives. Nava was named one of the Huffington Post’s “40 under 40s: Latinos in US Politics.” She is a motivational speaker and leadership trainer who works to empower communities of color to become civically engaged across the nation. Her passion for strengthening women’s voices in policy and politics has led to numerous leadership opportunities collaborating with EMERGE America, Ready to Run and as a TEDx speaker.