By Intern Andrea Arismendiz

Two Ascender students, Diane Gorosieta and Nara Zepeda, attended the HACU Emerging Leaders Regional Summit at Concordia University on September 17th. The summit focused on preparing students for leadership roles and internships within high-demand fields including: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), finance, accounting, business, communications and marketing fields. (

At the summit, Gorosieta was awarded a scholarship to attend the Adelante Leadership Institute in Chicago. The scholarship included hotel, round-trip airfare, and conference registration.  The institute lasted three days with workshops that centered on leadership and professional development. The program also engaged students with sharing ideas and making their professional network stronger.

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