Fatima Ortega, Gilman Scholar

Gilman Scholar Fatima Ortega

Bringing international experience home

Learn more about the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

Studying in India for a semester with the help of a Gilman Scholarship, Fatima Ortega, a Law Enforcement major at Xavier University, taught English to children ages 5 to 12. Seeing the effect she had on a younger generation inspired her to work with children in her own community after her return home, striving to be a role mode in order to help to reduce gang activity in her neighborhood.

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