Latina South welcomes Elaine Utin, Co-Founder of the nonprofit LatinxEd, focusing on Latinx youth identity development and leadership in North Carolina. Elaine holds a Master’s in Education degree from Harvard, and in 2018, she was recognized on Forbes’s 30 Under 30: Education list. Let’s listen as Elaine talks about growing up in the South, her Peruvian and faith-based roots, and being a first-generation college student. She also gets real about how coaching helped her through some transitions, including growing an organization while being a Mom.
“Being from the South and being Latina, at least my experience and in my journey…I felt like they were working against each other. And back to that feeling of ‘Ni de Aquí o Ni de Alla,’ as I look back I see so much complexity in that story.” – Elaine Utin