Jessica Del Villar
Bringing a variety of backgrounds together has provided a well-rounded perspective in terms of conducting research and working with the community. Each of the team members has contributed so much to the team and we’ve all really pushed each other to think outside the box and improve our project.
Much of my undergraduate coursework has focused on the Latino or immigrant communities, which has aligned very well with this Bass Connections team. It’s been very useful to take the knowledge that I’ve gained in the classroom and be able to see how it applies in the real world. I’ve been able to gain a better understanding of the Latino community in Durham and the issues that affect it, which has been very eye-opening.