ISPS Director Fellow, Valentina Guerrero, Receives Junior Prize
Valentina Guerrero, a current ISPS Director’s Fellow, has received an Outstanding Junior Award.
Valentina epitomizes the spirit of altruism and social service, the qualities recognized by the John C. Schroeder Award. An American studies major with a concentration in politics and American communities, she has served as a clinical intern and as research assistant to the director of the Harvard Law School Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program; as a legal interpreter for the Yale Law School Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic; and as a policy research intern for the Civil Rights Center of the United States Department of Labor. In addition to being selected as a head aide and a 2018–2019 first-year counselor in Pierson College, she has also a head outreach fellow at the Dwight Hall Center for Public Service and Social Justice; as a harvest leader for the Yale Sustainable Food Program; as founder of the Yale Chapter of the Student/Farmworker Alliance; as Membership Chair in Latina Women at Yale; as founder and president of the Yale Latinx Pre-Law Society; as a Student Advisory Board member for the Yale Center for Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration; and as a member on the President’s Committee on Racial/Ethnic Harassment. Add to all this her involvement in local faith communities and charitable work and it becomes clear that Valentina has already made a deep imprint on Pierson, Yale, New Haven, and the world. Because of her indefatigable labor for the cause of justice, Valentina is an eminently worthy recipient of the Schroeder Award.