Skyline College’s international student, Nellyana Altuve-Rojo, was selected to attend the annual National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (“NCCWSL”). The conference will be held in Washington, DC from May 30 – June 2, 2018.
The NCCWSL is an annual United Nations sponsored conference that is held to provide a space dedicated to empowering college women. The conference will be made up of various forums and panels that are aimed at transforming and educating young women leaders. Nellyana will be one of 800 women from colleges and universities all around the United States at the conference.
One of Nellyana’s goals at the conference is to learn more about the impact that women have in politics today. Nellyana’s academic goal is to earn a bachelor’s degree in Political Science so that she can pursue her dream of working with the United Nations, specifically in the International Relations and Politics Department to combat issues of poor economies in Latin American countries including her homeland, Venezuela. With her participation in this conference, it is obvious that her dreams align with her actions and that she is surely paving her way to a successful career.
Article by Naledi Mthembu | Photo by Zaw Min Khant