Raquél Pérez at TEDxURI 2019
Representation matters: Latinx in mainstream media
Cultural representaton based on stereotypes is still active in the media today, says Raquél Pérez. A member of the Latinx community, she believes our society is more than ready for the media to eliminate this misrepresentation.
Raquél Peréz graduated cum laude from URI in 2017 as a first generation bachelor's degree recipient and earned a BSN. After graduating, Raquél spend the next year as an AmeriCorps member, aiding in affordable housing. During her time in AmeriCorps, she grew exponentially as a servant leader with the help of Smith Hill Community Development Corporation and College Leadership Rhode Island.