From the episode:
"In the Pathways Center, our first year experience program at PCC, I've been using my linguistic capital to connect with students on a broader scale. Before they would just come in and maybe sit on a computer but now they come into the Center, specifically seeking me because they're like, “Oh, I know he speaks Spanish, and I know we can connect on that level,” so that's what I love about working there. And I didn't know that was part of servingness".
Gustavo Sanchez (he/him/él)
Student Advisory Equipo Leader/Scholar (Cohort 4-5), Pasadena City College / HSI Title V Grant: Abriendo Caminos
This episode of ¿Qué pasa, HSIs? features Dra. Dez Zuniga, HSI faculty lead for the Abriendo Caminos project at Pasadena City College (PCC), along with four members of PCC’s Student Advisory Equipo. The Equipo is an HSI initiative with significant impact and influence at PCC, led by Latine student leaders who participate in committees and working groups to help build a campus culture for serving Latine students. Our guests share their many successes and challenges along the way, guided by the love of their femtor Dra Dez, who embodies servingness as an HSI advocate on campus and creator of the student advisory group. Each guest shares their path to HSI consciousness and their journeys into and through college, which are not linear. They also talk about working in solidarity to elevate the needs and voices of Latinx/a/o/e, Black/African American, and Asian Pacific Islander Desai American (APIDA) student populations at PCC. Listen to these students, who are fierce advocates for justice!