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Miami Dade College Student to Participate in the National Hispana Leadership Institute’s Executive Leadership Program

Giselle Garcia

Miami, May 20, 2014 - Miami Dade College (MDC) student Giselle Garcia will travel to Washington, D.C., this summer, to participate in the National Hispana Leadership Institute (NHLI) 2014 Latinas Learning to Lead Program. The Honors College student is among 22 Latina college students who were selected as fellows to take part in the week-long intensive professional development and leadership training program June 8-13 at The Catholic University of America. 

Garcia, an accounting major at the Kendall Campus, is minoring in education and serves as vice president of internal operations for Phi Beta Lambda, where she actively competes and takes part in community service events. Garcia came to the U.S. at the age of 12 and graduated in the top five percent of her high-school class as a Silver Knight Nominee in World Languages. She hopes that one day she can inspire other women to be successful no matter how many challenges they face.

This year’s fellows come from 19 different states across the nation and represent a variety of fields of study. Participants were selected based on their community service record, professional and personal accomplishments, and dedication to serving their community.

NHLI’s annual Latinas Learning to Lead Program promotes and fosters the development of college-age Latina leaders through training, mentoring opportunities, access to national networks and tools to create a community impact through their leadership projects. Some session topics will include public speaking skills, resume building, and effective listening.

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