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Vanessa Garía Polanco March 2023

Sowing the Seeds of Identity: Vanessa Garía Polanco’s Path to Washington, D.C. and Back Again

While navigating the undergraduate environmental and natural resource economics major, alum Vanessa García Polanco found a path deeply rooted in her identity. “Coming from one of the biggest agricultural hubs—the Dominican Republic—and with my dad being a farmer, my mom said, ‘we took you out of the countryside, but we didn’t take the countryside out of you,’” Garcia Polanco shared…
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