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Tatianna Suriel

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Tatianna graduated summa cum laude from Hobart and William Smith Colleges (Geneva, NY) in 2020 where she earned her B.A. in Anthropology-Sociology and Women’s Studies. During her undergraduate career, Tatianna was a founding member of Geneva 2030’s Bilingual Education Action Team, a collective impact initiative dedicated to increasing student success.

Upon graduation, Tatianna entered the nonprofit sector and connected Spanish-speaking, low-income residents to affordable renewable energy programs in Massachusetts gateway cities. Tatianna then transitioned to higher education reform where she aided in raising over $1.2 million annually to support high-impact learning experiences for underserved college students through mentored internships in Boston. Tatianna currently works part-time for the Mariposa DR Foundation, a Dominican-based nonprofit creating sustainable solutions to end generational poverty through girls’ education and empowerment.

Raised on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic, Tatianna has witnessed the environmental challenges that the island is facing as tourism and agriculture rapidly expand. Tatianna’s focused on the importance of organic agriculture, marine ecosystems, and fighting plastic pollution and intends to specialize in Coastal Resources Management and Environmental Policy at the Bren School. An avid waterwoman, she hopes to increase collective accessibility to coastal resources while building meaningful relationships and serving underrepresented communities.

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