Nov 1, 2017
Dr. Nivea Castaneda's motivation for the last 10 years: "Of the 100 Chicana and Chicano students who start at the elementary level ... less than 1 will receive a doctorate."
First-generation college student. Daughter of Mexican immigrants. -> Bachelors degrees at 21. Masters degree at 25. PhD at 29. Now professor at Seattle Pacific University.
Dr. Niv has smashed a ton of steretypes in her life. She's a huge inspiration for lots of women, youth, and people in general. Her academic ambitions and passion to serve people are truly admirable.
Do me a favor when you're done listening – share this with a woman in your life who needs to hear this. Your sister, your girlfriend, wife, mom, daughter – share this with a woman who needs to hear from a strong, bright, driven woman and make her mark on this world.
I'm truly honored to call her a friend and bring this special interview we did to you.