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This episode focuses on mentorship with guest Elizabeth Barahona (T’18). We talk about how mentorship plays an important role in your growth in college and beyond. Elizabeth shares her experiences creating a strong team of mentors behind her who have become her peers now. She shares some important tips on crafting relationships with people you would like to be your mentors and how to pass it forward as you succeed throughout college.

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  • Elizabeth Barahona (T’18)
    • Elizabeth is a sixth-year doctoral student specializing in Latinx, African American, and United States history at Northwestern University. Her dissertation chronicles how Black and Latinx communities created grassroots coalitions to fight white supremacy in the Deep South, specifically Durham, North Carolina. Elizabeth graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Duke University studying Latinx history and human rights. Elizabeth co-founded a monthly wellness workshop for graduate women of color. She was the president of the History Graduate Student Organization, served on the executive board of the Latinx Graduate Student Association, and is a member of the Graduate Workers Union. Elizabeth has taught at the Cook County Jail and teaches low-income adults in Chicago.

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  • Sachelle Ford, Jenny Wood Crowley, and Nanii Ellis from the Office of Undergraduate Education- Intellectual Community department, for supporting this project from the start
  • Catherine Angst provides the licensed music, sounds, and communications support for the podcast
  • Samantha Paw designed the podcast logo
  • Duke student Camila Jimenez put together the graphic template for each episode this season