196: Nurturing Queer, Nonbinary, Central American, and Undocumented Students with Rony Eduardo Castellanos Raymundo
In this episode of the Grad School Femtoring Podcast, I interview Rony Eduardo Castellanos Raymundo, who shares their insights on nurturing queer, nonbinary, Central American, and undocumented students. Rony is a queer/nonbinary, Central American, formerly undocumented, and higher education professional. Through mentors, teachers, professors and the love from their community, they have not only earned their degrees from West Los Angeles Community College, UC Santa Barbara and UCLA, but have been nurtured to continue to exist and resist.
They are currently working at CSU Dominguez Hills as the Program Director for La Casita: Latinx Cultural Resource Center, which provides holistic support services to Latinx/e students to complete their higher education degree and soar beyond college.
In this episode we cover: The importance of creating nurturing and safe spaces for underrepresented populations. The transformative power of community support and reciprocal mentorship for formerly undocumented migrants. Finding inspiration and support from mentors and a vibrant community of queer and trans students. Redefining activism and working within the system while acknowledging limitations. And advice for individuals seeking self-discovery, self-care, representation, and authenticity.
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