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Where Are They Now?  Spotlight on Isis Benitez

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We asked Isis to share what she's been up to since her time with LPP.  Here's what she told us!

What have you been doing since leaving Liberty?:

I had the opportunity to go to Marist College and get my degree in Communications with a Concentration in Public Relations and a Minor in Psychology. I was the Marist College class of 2020. While in college, I was fortunate to have my work study program and work with the Marist Liberty Partnerships Program (the Liberty Program that I was a part of). After graduating from college, I received a job with Planned Parenthood of Greater New York as the Community Health Promoter where I was working on ensuring that folks of color's voices were heard and understood. I am now able to say that I am the Lead Director of Communications, Advocacy and Outreach at the YWCA Ulster County, where my biggest job is to bring the YWCA back into Dutchess County. I am working on advocating for human rights everyday. As a woman of color, my rights are always being tested, I am fighting everyday for the betterment and safety of all folks.
How did Liberty help prepare you for this?:

Liberty helped me by bringing me into my leadership roles at a young age. With being told how much of a leader I am and the qualities of a leader I exhibit, I am was able to bring these traits with me to my everyday job. This is what is helping me the most to be successful in what I do. I am able to give back to the community that raised me and say "I am a product of Liberty and here is what I do now". The family feel is one of a kind, the leadership experience is unmatchable, and the love of Liberty within the community is something that doesn't go unnoticed!