About Glenda


I was born in El Salvador and came to the United States at the age of four. From a very young age I have dreamt of leaving my mark on this world, while helping people along the way. As the first in my family to get an education beyond the third grade, I have faced struggles and challenges that have made me who I am today. Every obstacle that I have encountered thus far and will encounter, I take as an opportunity to grow and learn. I have already made my mark on this world by becoming the first Gates Millennium Scholar in my home district of Roosevelt on Long Island. Also, as the oldest of four girls I am determined to set the bar high for my sisters and all the young women out there.

Throughout my short life of 23 yeara, I have been able to explore and experience while learning about myself and who I want to be. I find that it is through writing that I most feel at home and truly come to understand how I feel and think. Although my relationship with writing is a roller coaster, when I do feel inspired to write I feel whole.

I recently graduated from Hofstra University with three Bachelor of Arts degrees in sociology, political science, and psychology. I will be pursuing my Master of Arts in Bilingual School Counseling Pre-K-12 at New York University.

I goal is to make the world better and not simply become another being going through this earth.

“Writing is the window of the soul that is sheltered with words needed to be written down.” -Glenda Sanchez



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