Winter 2017| Posse Atlanta Quarterly

  

Syracuse Scholar Pursues Career in Education

Dulce Gallo-Blanco

Dulce Gallo-Blanco has always been a leader. She was the valedictorian of her class at Benjamin E. Mays High School and is now a first-generation college student. Dulce is a senior policy studies major at Syracuse University. She recently accepted an offer to teach at Uncommon Charter Schools in the Bronx, New York, following her graduation in May.

Last summer, Dulce taught as a Teaching Fellow with Uncommon Charter Schools and called the experience “one of the most valuable investments for my future career.” She says, “The experience allowed me to embrace my path as an educator as my true purpose in life. I now believe it is my responsibility to use the platform I have to advocate for education policy and change.”

Dulce has served as a youth enrichment specialist at an elementary school through Say Yes to Education Syracuse. She is the founder and retention advisor for Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. and volunteers as a tutor and board member for La Casita Cultural Center.

After beginning her career in the classroom, Dulce plans to go to law school and work in educational policy.

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