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Why You Shouldn't Take Your Education For Granted

When she was 15, Elizabeth Camarillo Gutierrez’s parents were forced to return to Mexico due to complications with their legal status. She stayed behind, alone, to pursue education and the American dream. Join us to hear Elizabeth's story and to be reminded of the power each of us holds when an education is unlocked. Followed by live Q&A.

About the Speaker 

Elizabeth Camarillo Gutierrez 

Elizabeth was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, as a second-generation immigrant. She graduated high school at the top of her class and in 2018, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Philosophy, Politics, & Economics. She worked as a banking analyst at Wells Fargo and is now a product manager at a Big Tech company, where she uses her background and knowledge to empower communities. She has been featured on NPR's Latino USA and delivered a viral Ted Talk on finding opportunity and stability in the U.S. while examining flaws in narratives that simplify and idealize the immigrant experience. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.