From the episode:
"It was very clear to me from the first [AHSIE] conference that I attended the level of influence that this organization has on practice and policy, so we may not be within the institution, but we're certainly a place where practitioners learn from each other, and that creates a level of influence…a level of spherical influence, and by that I mean that you now have connections with folks that you're going to be able to bounce ideas off of, or ask how they implemented something within their own institution"
Dr. Paloma Vargas (she/they/ella), President, Alliance of Hispanic Serving Institution Educators
In this episode of ¿Qué pasa, HSIs? we focus on the Alliance of Hispanic Serving Institution Educators (AHSIE), learn about the history, role, and purpose of the organization, and encourage everyone to get involved. I talk to the inaugural Executive Director Dr. Yolanda Cataño and the current president Dr. Paloma Vargas. Yolanda and Paloma have been heavily involved in AHSIE and give us an inside look at the organization. They also talk about this year’s 15th annual best practices conference entitled, La Quinceañera: Celebrando Crecimiento, Past, Present and Future and why HSI educators should attend.