University: Florida International University
Major: Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Concentration in Education
Languages: Spanish, American Sign Language, Portugese
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Biography: I am Katherine Almendarez, a recent graduate from School for Advanced Studies (SAS), a top high school in the United States. At SAS, I experienced a demanding curriculum of full-time dual enrollment classes at Miami Dade College. I graduated with my Associates Degree, focused in Political Science, before graduating high school. Thankfully, those credits transferred to Florida International University where I am majoring in Latin American and Caribbean Studies with a Concentration in Education.
As an asylee from Honduras, I aspire to study International Human Rights Law and serve as a liaison between Latin America and the United States. I intern at an immigration non-profit law firm, advocate for immigrants’ rights at local and national television, and lead the Key to Knowledge (KTK) non-profit organization. At KTK, my team and I improved the educational opportunities for over 450 students in Honduras, Venezuela, and Cuba by shipping school supplies.