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Pedro's work combines: Acting & Theatre, Writing, and Teaching / Mentoring

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Day In The Life

Targeted Student Population Program Adviser

I help teachers make a positive impact in the lives of their students.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

    Roosevelt High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies

    University of California-Los Angeles

  • Graduate Degree

    Education, General

    University of California-Los Angeles

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be an Instructional Coordinators:

High School

Bachelor's Degree: Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies

Graduate Degree: Education, General

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    My parents came over from Mexico to the United States.

  • 2.

    Then I developed a passion for reading.

  • 3.

    Then I was the first to graduate from High School.

  • 4.

    Then I was the first to graduate from College.

  • 5.

    Then I got into teaching.

  • 6.

    Then I continued on to get a graduate degree to be able to impact more children in a positive way.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Society in general:

    You are a minority. You made it into college because of Affirmative Action. You don't deserve to be here!

  • How I responded:

    Believe in yourself. Value who you are and the experiences you bring to any conversation. Know that everything you have been through is unique and thus your voice matters because nobody else on this planet has experienced life the same way you have.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • I grew up in Boyle Heights in gang and drug infested projects. I had parents who cared and pushed me to be better than I thought I could be. I also had teachers who believed in me and inspired me to go to college to achieve my full potential.