Latchmie Dookie is an international student studying at LaGuardia Community College. She is South Asian by descent but Guyanese by birth. Dookie initially started her journey at LaGCC studying Psychology, however her love for letters inspired her to take a creative risk and change her major. She is currently pursuing an associate degree in English and hopes to complete her undergraduate degree at Baruch College. Dookie aspires to work in the educational system. She hopes to someday develop programs to support students and foster inclusivity. She believes in defying the odds and has a niche for accepting challenges. Dookie is a President Society ambassador , a Student Success Mentor and a former primary school teacher. She received The Lenore A. Beaky Award her first semester as an English major and participated in the 2020 Undergraduate Challenge of World Cities World Class University Network (WC2) of which CUNY is a member.
Vice President of Fellowship (Fall 2021) & Chapter Vice President (Spring 2022) - Phi Theta Kappa/Alpha Theta Phi
Major: Physical Therapist Assistant
Vice President of Service - Phi Theta Kappa/Alpha Theta Phi (Spring 2022)
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Bio: Allison Ospina is an Early College Initiative (ECI) student in her second year at LaGuardia Community College pursuing an A.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering. She was born and raised in New York City, but is from a Colombian household. She is also involved in the LaGuardia CUNY Explorers program, a program that teaches middle and high school students about higher education. Allison's dream career is to become a math teacher, or an educator in the field of STEM because of her strong passion for math and science. During her free time, Allison loves playing video games with her younger brother and seeks opportunities that allow her to learn from others.
Eva Espinoza Carpio
Vice President of Scholarship - Phi Theta Kappa/Alpha Theta Phi (Spring 2022)
Major: Political Science
Eva Espinoza Carpio is a Political Science major and has worked hard for her many achievements. She is a former Student Senator, Peer Advisor and has been on the dean's list every semester. Eva has won many scholarships, including the Robert Fitch memorial scholarship, and was nominated as a Transfer Scholar by leaders at her current institution, both for her school and community accomplishments. These achievements suggest that she would be competitive for admission to some of the nation's top colleges. Nominees are provided with ongoing guidance and support from staff at Princeton, Yale, Cornell, and more. The ongoing support from these institutions helps scholars learn how to navigate the transfer process, including the admissions application, financial aid forms, and opportunities for credit transfer. These are the kinds of successes that Eva has had that she wants to share with others. She wants to bring awareness to the many opportunities out there waiting to be discovered by other intelligent, hard-working community college students. During Eva's free time, Eva loves to research scholarships available for community college and misrepresented students and share them with her peers in class and beyond the classroom. As Vice President of Scholarship, she hopes to use the resources she once didn't have to do more research on available scholarships, and bring them to the attention of other students, to propel them to a greater academic future.
Vice President of Leadership - Phi Theta Kappa/Alpha Theta Phi (Spring 2022)
Vice President of Fellowship - Phi Theta Kappa/Alpha Theta Phi (Spring 2022)