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Reina Salcedo

May 1, 2019

Reina Salcedo is the Academic Skills Specialist at the Univ. of Illinois at Chicago and is the LKC Co-chair for Sponsorship & Fundraising - Special Interest Fund.

Why did you join the LKC?

During my first national conference, it was the only place where I felt at home and that reaffirmed that I was making the right choice to go into higher education.

Why did you choose your higher ed career path?

I always wanted to work in education and by being involved as an undergrad I realized that I could serve students beyond the classroom. If it wasn't for the support I got on campus, it would have taken me longer to get through it. As a first-generation college graduate, I wanted to ensure that I continue to be a support and advocate for students while they go through their own college experience.

Share with us a fun fact. It can be silly, funny, random, or anything you want to make it.

Surprisingly and against my best judgement (jajaja), I participated in two culturally-based beauty pageants. I was also part of a Quebradita dance group right after high school.

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