St. Louis Mosaic Ambassador and Doctoral student, Luimil Negrón draws on passion for social justice, education in Latino recruitment role

During an interview intended to focus on her, Luimil Negrón keeps turning the conversation toward others.

There’s the language professor who recently helped Negrón translate a scholarship guide, the doctoral classmates who are expanding her understanding of global education and leadership – and then there’s the young people who inspire her every day.

“Dealing with students who are first-generation and seeing the barriers that they face is very different and very humbling, too,” says Negrón, whose graduate assistantship at the University of Missouri–St. Louis has her tackling Latino recruitment and retention on behalf of the institution. “These kids – they’ve gone through a lot, and look what they’re doing.”


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