María Ruvalcaba Gómez Receives Latin American Studies Program Award

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

María Ruvalcaba Gómez

Congratulations are due to 2014 graduate María Ruvalcaba Gómez, who has been selected to receive a special award for her work in the field of Latin American Studies. It will be presented at the annual Honors Convocation on Tuesday, May 6, in Shiley Theatre at 12:30 by Prof. Alejandro Meter, the Director of the Latin American Studies Minor Program.

In addition to her minor, María is a double major in Political Science and Ethnic Studies. She is the co-president of the campus chapter of MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan) and has been an active member in AChA (The Association of Chicana Activists) for which she was co-programmer and coordinator for events such as Día de los Muertos and the Farmworkers Movement Mass and luncheon. She studied abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina during fall 2012 , and this past summer she conducted her own research through the McNair Scholars program under the guidance of Dr. Emily Edmonds-Poli on Argentina's dictatorship and human rights trials.


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