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 NPI Fellows

The NPI Fellows are students who participate in an internship with our NPI community partners. There are a total of five internships that are offered each quarter. These are the testimonies of students who have interned.


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Gonzalo Jose Salguero, '15 (Washington Elementary School)

2014 NPI Fellow
Political Science and Economics
Hometown: Bell, CA
Interests/Hobbies: I love to play soccer and watch movies, listen to music and play video games. 

Give a brief summary of your responsibilities/tasks in the internship:
In my internship Washington Elementary School with the NPI program I tutored, mentored, and organized presentations on financial literacy to a group of 40 4th and 5th grade boys.

How do you think you made positive contributions to the department/organization?
I think I helped the students at Washington Elementary School by being there for them as a mentor and a person to look up to. I was able to introduce them to new and educational ideas that could push them in the direction they need to be going to help them succeed in their educational careers.

In what ways did this experience enhance or connect to what you are learning in your LSB courses?
One connection I could make with the environment at Washington Elementary School is the disparity and inequality we see in education in low-income neighborhoods with schools that do not receive the funding necessary to really provide an education that could compete with private schools.

What was the most beneficial aspect of this experience for you?
What was most beneficial was being able to give back to a community and school that is very similar to my background and where I am from. Teaching these students about interesting topics that could begin to give them ideas of what careers and options are out there for them and that they have the abilities to achieve their dreams.


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