Carolina Fuentes studies at the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University. She is double majoring in Anthropology and International Affairs, with a concentration in Latin America. Carolina has served as the Freshman Representative for Casa Blanca and The Organization of Latino American Students (OLAS), both student organizations on campus. Further, she has worked for the Media Team as a photographer at the University’s Multicultural Student Services Center. On the weekends, Carolina volunteers her time teaching English to low-income, undocumented adults searching for a job. Her interaction with English as a second language (ESL) lessons began at her local community library, where she worked for the Literacy Department beginning her sophomore year in high school. At the library, she served as a bilingual page and was fortunate enough to interact with patrons from all over the world. She was able to listen to their stories about coming to the United States, as well as their continuous difficulty with assimilating into the American culture. At her current lessons on Saturdays, she focuses on the skills they need to make salary negotiations, as well as vocabulary needed for the construction work field. Carolina came to the United States from El Salvador when she was nine years old and knows that learning English is a challenge. Through her experience, she has learned that perseverance is the key to life. In the future, she would like to dedicate her career to helping the immigrant community in any way she can.