Esperanza Hernandez, 2021"This certificate has taught me about Latinx issues and has prepared me to become a professional with a strong background on the history of Latinxs and the most pressing issues for the community… Benjamin Romero, Jr., 2021"My extracurriculars and this certificate have complemented each other and allowed me to conduct research and plan events related to my identity and issues facing all communities of color. Samantha Nicole Villalobos, 2019"The LSGS certificate curriculum has helped me to further understand and engage in social and political issues surrounding Latinx communities, and the experience has helped me refine my skills in… Juan J. Jiménez-Lizardi, 2019"I feel quite grateful for the attention and the wonderful opportunities the LSGS Certificate program has offered during my time at Duke, and hope to continue watching the program grow,… Erick Daniel Aguilar Ramos, 2019 Anna (Ye Sul) Kim, 2012"(I want to) apply what I have learned not only to the United States but also to other regions of the world with ethnic identity conflicts." Destani Bizune, 2012"The great thing about fields like Latino/a studies is that they can be applied to almost any other area." Michelle Lozano Villegas, 2012"(I took) many great classes (including) Introduction to Latino/a Studies History." Stephanie Kenick, 2012"I have bounced around a lot and Duke has allowed me to experiment and to pursue different tracks." Tawanna St. Lewis, 2013"Before this class, I was forced to view and understand the Latino/a community solely through the lens of the media..." Biridiana Rodriguez, 2013"I learned the push and pull factors of immigration and other Latino/a issues that are so many times kept in silence." Dominique Villegas, 2013"The certificate has truly enriched my undergraduate career." Angie Diaz, 2014"The course made me feel less isolated during my first semester away from home..." Kimberly (Kim) Higuera, 2014"Latino/a Studies has definitely taught me to see the world in a more holistic sense." Rickelle (Ricki) Hernandez, 2014"I quickly realized that this was the program that would allow me to interweave all of my interests."