(4.) Providence Journal: Salvadoran immigrant Roxana Mendez-Sola is a role model and mentor at Salve Regina University


Roxana Mendez-Sola, a member of Salve Regina University's housekeeping staff who had fled El Salvador in 2000, has become a second mother to students at the Rhode Island university, particularly those of Latino descent. At the invitation of one of those students, she shared the story of her journey during a panel discussion titled “United, Not Divided.”

“Rosa said to me, ‘They always invite professionals to be on those panels,’” Mendez-Sola said. “But then said she was wondering why they never invited a person from a minority background with a verifiable story like mine and had lived the experiences they were talking about... That’s how I got involved in these panels.”


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