Dr. Laura Minero

Episode 9 & 10: Overcoming Obstacles Posed by Intersecting Systems of Inequality

Dr. Laura Minero is a psychologist who, with grit and determination, has surpassed the vast obstacles posed by her undocumented status, and she is her to tell you... Si Se Puede my Friends, Si Se Puede! In this two-part episode we will learn about the tortuous path Dr. Laura had to endure to pursue her education, as well as the challenges she faced growing up in the Latinx community while identifying and recognizing her sexual and gender identity. Dr. Laura helped us debunk some myths about the undocumented community in the United States, and highlights the importance of diversity and inclusion in the scientific fields. In this second part, Dr. Laura and I talk about how the Deferred Action for Childhood arrivals program, better known as DACA, untied her hands so she could swim in the ocean of opportunities she was being offered because of her talents and skills, but which she could not take advantage of due to her immigration status.  We discussed the threat the current administration poses to the DACA program, how the recent supreme court decision opened the door for the program to be re-challenged, and how those of you who have the privilege and the duty to vote in the upcoming election, have the power to significantly impact the lives of millions of people in the LatinX community, and the immigrant community at large. 

Link to Part#2: https://www.buzzsprout.com/765251/14243747 

Some of the opportunities mentioned during these episodes:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurapminero/