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Latinx Leadership Institute


Agency  |  Leadership  |  Empowerment

The purpose of the Latinx Leadership Institute at Penn State is to increase the number of Latinx student leaders at Penn State. The one-year program emphasizes student empowerment, social justice, and exposure to the University’s organizational structure. Participants are encouraged to apply the skills gained through their identity and leadership development toward activism on and off campus, as well as in society at-large.

LLI 2021 Flyer

LLI Zoom Group Image

Top Row (left to right): Heidy Canales, Jenny Nuñez (Former Coordinator), Jacqueline Jara
Second Row (left to right): Monica Fernanda Vazquez, Refugio Lara, Luis Otaño
Third Row (left to right): Luisina Kemanian-Leites, Sarah Perez, Kristen Byrne
Fourth Row (left to right): Fernando Muñoz, Brian Paspuel 

Recipients of the 2020 LLI Excellence Awards, Cohort #01

Recipients of the 2021 LLI Excellence Awards, Cohort #02

Are you considering future leadership roles on campus?
Are you passionate about the Latinx community?
Are you interested in building strong relationships and influencing change with other student leaders and key University staff?

The 2021/2022 Latinx Leadership Institute Application Form is Now Closed.

To learn more, please contact the Program Coordinator:
Melissa Landrau Vega