Speaker Vanessa Cardenas reaches over 180 Bolivian students

On July 14th and 16th, IIP speaker Vanessa Cárdenas presented on leadership and activism as it relates to her work with immigration reform in La Paz and Cochabamba. Cárdenas is Vice President of Progress 2050, a Center for American Progress program. She discussed her Bolivian-American background, her path to fighting for immigration reform, and her perspective on how to effectively lobby for and communicate a cause. The presentations were followed by questions from attending students and a short presentation of the scholarship opportunities the Embassy offers from Janina Prado, Post’s alumni coordinator. Roughly 30 university students attended the event in La Paz, and Cardenas’ two presentations in Cochabamba garnered more than 150 participants consisting of current scholarship students, alumni, and local university students.