Category: Voices, Discovering Latinos

Being Latina at Harvard

I came to Harvard in 1993. I guess I wasn’t the traditional student, if such a thing exists. I was born in a rural village in the Dominican Republic and immigrated to the South Bronx, New York City in 1982….

Elena and Ela

Over the summer I had a mission. I was going to speak Spanish with Ela, my then five month-old sister. I’m 19 and speak choppy Spanish, the language of my grandparents, with a horrible accent….

Harvard Homecoming

I don’t do sequels. In ten years as a writer, I’ve published more than 400 articles, essays, and op-eds. I’ve written a book, and contributed to others. I’ve done a newspaper column and magazine features….


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