Latinx Role Models Day

students sitting on floor talking

Latinx Role Models Day ::  April 12, 2018

LRMD 2018 had signature programming that included workshops, panels, and one-on-one mentoring with role models from the community and The Ohio State University. There will also be a tour of Ohio State campus, and lunch will be provided.

The featured keynote speaker, Carlos Kelly, is a seasoned teacher, poet, and scholar, and a PhD student in English. He comes to LASER from San Diego State University, where he received Masters degrees in American literature and poetry. After teaching at the community college level in San Diego, Carlos decided to come to Ohio State for his PhD. He is singularly driven to clear pathways for new generations of Latinx students to gain entrance to college so they can realize their dreams


“Professionally I was honored to be part of it. And personally, as a mother, it was a success because my oldest son, Brandon, loved the campus so much he wants to go to Ohio State instead after talking and visiting other colleges.”
                                                                                 — Parent

“My students loved Latino Role Models Day for just that reason: it opened their eyes to the many different opportunities that are available to them.”

“The exposure to this large group of high school students. The program is a wonderful example of how powerful we are as a community.”
                                                                                 — Corporate Member Role Model

“It was a fantastic event and I was honored to have been asked to play a role in helping the next generation navigate their career options.”
                                                                                 — Community Role Model

“The highlight: I got to meet other high schoolers that wanted to major in the same thing as me”—High School Student “I loved the icebreaker and campus tour.”
                                                                                 — High School Student