Laura Molina is a junior from Portland, Oregon concentrating in African American Studies, pursuing the Race and Public Policy track. She also plans to earn certificates in Latino Studies and Latin American Studies. Laura entered Princeton undecided, but was drawn to the AAS department after taking Professor Ruha Benjamin’s class, “Race is Socially Constructed, Now What?” a course that inspired her future course selections in the AAS department. She is interested in learning more about transformational education policy and Black and Brown youth activism in the United States.
At Princeton, Laura is a co-chair for PLA’s Association of Latinx Activism and Service (ALAS) and a tutor for FUTURO, a program that provides first-generation high school students with the tools and knowledge needed to pursue post-secondary education. Laura’s post-graduate plans are yet to be determined, but she is excited, knowing that the possibilities are endless.