From the episode:
"I think it's been important what Mt SAC has been doing, and also, I think PCC [Pasadena City College], has been doing that piece as well, is having student voices is so important to that HSI aspect. Because, how are you gonna…you can do all this research and you can, you know, Gina, you've been doing so much research on what an HSI is, and what it encompasses, and so much work on it, but also like there's that student voice missing as well like, we have to know what the students need, what the student wants, and where else can you get it if it's not from the students, right?"
Arlene Reyes (she/her)
Title V Ambassador
Students are at the center of this episode of ¿Qué pasa, HSIs? as they should be in all servingness efforts. This episode features the Title V Ambassadors from Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC) in California, including Crystal Chavira-Orduñez, Arlene Reyes, Estefania Sanchez, and Graciela Padilla, and their advisor Diana Felix who serves as Faculty Coordinator of Title V Student Development at Mt. SAC. The Title V Ambassadors have been an instrumental part of the Title V efforts on campus, including planning and launching a Latinx Professional Development Institute for students and conducting research on how HSIs can better serve students. They have attended professional conferences to learn about HSIs and higher education and shared that knowledge with the campus community. They also successfully transferred to four-year institutions while doing HSI work. Come learn with these amazing students and celebrate their successes.