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Amanda Acosta-Ruiz, Weill Cornell grad student

Amanda Acosta-Ruiz: From NHI to the battle vs. coronavirus

Posted: April 1, 2020 at 12:58 pm   /   Alumni, Featured

As a graduate student at Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences in New York City, studying cell biology and neuroscience, Amanda Acosta-Ruiz started 2020 thinking about a few different things. She was on her fourth year of research, moving toward the Ph.D. thesis she’s working on. At the beginning of the year, she was […]

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Raul Garcia, Earthjustice's Legislative Director for Healthy Communities

Raul Garcia: From NHI to Saving the Planet

Posted: January 30, 2020 at 3:25 pm   /   Alumni, NHI News

Because Raul Garcia works as a lobbyist, one of his National Hispanic Institute alumni friends jokes that he “practically lives in an LDZ now.” But Garcia’s also quick to point out that he’s lobbying for communities like the one he came from. He’s putting the public policy and persuasion skills he honed as a high school […]

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nhi alumni celebracion 2019 first families roots

An Invitation to Alumni: Join NHI for Celebracion 2019!

Posted: October 30, 2019 at 6:18 am   /   Alumni, NHI News

NHI Alumni, you’re probably aware that we’ve turned 40 years old this year! To celebrate, we’re returning to our roots. Forty years ago, NHI’s founder and president, Ernesto Nieto, had a vision for his community in the future. While many affiliated with NHI know that the Lorenzo de Zavala Youth Legislative Session was named after […]

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