Sharing her own reflections on her first experiences in American schools, on her parents’ role in her life, her experience on an ivy league campus, and her own awakening, Beatriz describes her path to her chosen and self-defined career: “changemaker.”
In a tale that begins in 1968, a period of change for both the world and Beatriz’ family―Beatriz was born as the first US-citizen child to her mother and father, both Mexican immigrants. In her talk, Beatriz examines her place in the world, shaped by experiences and ideas at every age and through interactions with diverse groups of people.
Beatriz Ponce de León
Beatriz Ponce de León Generation All
Beatriz Ponce de León has been part of shaping the public education and social service landscape in Chicago for more than 20 years. As a consultant, contributor to publications and now as Executive Director of Generation All, Beatriz specializes in coalition-building, planning and project management. Throughout her career, Beatriz has worked to engage both users and providers of programs in strategy and development, with a particular passion for creating opportunities for young people to thrive.
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