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Trini Villegas

Administrative Assistant of Student Experience

BA in Sociology from UC Irvine, Master's in Education from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Professional Associations
American Education Research Association

Courses Taught
Intro to Latina/o Studies, Latin American and Mexican Migration, Introduction to Asian American Education, worked with Special Education in the general classroom

Personal Statement
I love that Notre Dame has a long standing legacy of preparing young women for the future and that it's mission aligns with my Catholic faith and values. I am passionate about education because it has provided me with incredible opportunities. As an undergraduate I did an internship in Washington DC, working with victims of domestic violence, and to live in Sienna, Italy to learn about its rich culture and history. As a graduate student I met peers from all over the world and worked with diverse groups of people in the Midwest.  Women's education is vital to our growth as a society because education provides a vehicle to empower women to take ownership of their lives.