As Graduate Advisor of the Latin American Residential Program in Harnwell College House, Adira Fierro-Villa organized a dinner with Minister Carlos Giralt Cabrles, the Consul of Mexico in Philadelphia, on October 16th. A component of the four-pronged capstone project, Adira spoke with the Consul concerning the difficulties in the international representation of a country and the inherent challenges of preserving such a rich culture. In addition to Min. Carlos Giralt Cabrales and Adira, several students attended the dinner, including Nathan Castillo, Luisa Patino, Stephanie Tillit, Ramon Garcia Gomez, Crystal Rodriguez and Jesus Calixto-Tlatelpa. Through the program, residents learned firsthand the obstacles surrounding immigration.
As the Dean of Harnwell College House, Courtney Dombroski praised Adira’s initiative to present her residents with unique and worthwhile opportunities through the framework of her capstone project. Dean Dombroski explicated the goals of the program: “There is a new initiative of capstone programs in Harnwell where we bring an interdisciplinary focus on academic and social engagement.” Every RA and GA in Harnwell organizes their own distinct capstone project throughout the year.