Antonella Valdivia is born and raised in Miami, Florida, and has recently begun a position as a Program Coordinator in the Student Center for Social Justice and Identity at Vanderbilt University. As a first-generation Latina womxn, she is passionate about helping undergraduate students of underrepresented populations gain access and succeed in their higher education experience. Since graduating from Vanderbilt University – Peabody College with her master’s in Higher Education Administration, her interests include student affairs, education policy, multicultural student services, and diversity/equity/inclusion work. She is also a scholar-practitioner and is currently pursuing research projects centering on college identity development for Latina womxn. In her free time, she loves to dance and listen to Hamilton!
Antonella Valdivia’s TEDx Talk
Si Se Puede Apoyar: The Importance of College Persistence Practices in Higher Education Through the Lens of Latinx Womxn