Carissa Faña, who graduated from Robinson School in 1998, is currently the Senior Policy Advisor of the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators in D.C. (NHCSL). This year’s National Summit was held in San Juan, Puerto Rico from December 7th -10th at the Condado Plaza Hilton. A group of Robinson students where chosen to participate as ushers in the National Summit , which was a great experience since this was an ideal setting for discussing issues that impact the Hispanic communities.
Upon her arrival here at Robinson, Carissa was received by our college counselor, Beatriz Guzmán, and our head of school, Dan Hildebrand, who expressed to Carrissa that she is the ideal example of what a Robinson education is all about.
The NHCSL is a preeminent organization that serves and represents the interests of Hispanic state legislators from all states, commonwealths, and territories of the United States. Their mission is to serve as a catalyst for joint action on issues of common concern to all segments of the Hispanic community. It functions as a forum for information exchange and member networking. It is also an institute for leadership training, and a liaison with sister U.S. Hispanic organizations throughout the country. It promotes public/private partnerships with business and labor, and it is a partner with Hispanic state or provincial legislators and their associations representing Central and South America.
To learn more about the NHCSL, visit their website: www.nhcsl.org