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Cristina Lara
Cristina is a recent Cornell University graduate and an HR professional at a Fortune 100 company. At Cornell she focused her curriculum on labor relations and negotiation, with double minors in education, and Latino studies. Cristina is a strong advocate for women in the workplace and is committed to bringing more women to politics.

Entries by Cristina Lara

My Coming Out Story

(8) Comments | Posted December 6, 2013 | 9:09 AM

This is my coming out story.

I am coming out as a biracial American. My father is Bolivian and my mother is Pakistani; they met in their English class at community college in Queens, New York. Neither spoke much English but they found that nonverbal communication transcended common language. They...

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A Letter to College Women: On (Not) Finding Your Husband

(18) Comments | Posted April 8, 2013 | 6:29 PM

Dear college women everywhere:

When we graduate, we'll get paid less and be offered fewer job promotions than our male counterparts. Billion-dollar companies may, if we're lucky, offer us maternity leave, but they'll likely deny paternity leave to our future husbands. These and many more gender-based discriminatory policies dreadfully perpetuate...

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9 Specific Tips for a Successful Semester

(0) Comments | Posted January 23, 2013 | 5:28 PM

All across the country, college students are getting re-adjusted to their homes away from their homes -- committed to fulfilling their New Year resolutions to make this upcoming semester their best semester ever. As my fellow Cornell students are braving three-degree weather and the slippery sidewalks to get to class,...

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Suspending to Mentorship: How to Curb the School-to-Prison Pipeline

(58) Comments | Posted January 11, 2013 | 5:01 PM

"Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each." - Plato

Plato believed that every child was equipped with...

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Why Teacher Performance Pay Won't Work

(33) Comments | Posted November 7, 2012 | 11:28 PM

Teacher performance pay is the idea that we should pay teachers according to their students' academic performance. On a very basic level, this means that if students do poorly in a class, their teacher will face either a cut in pay or will not be eligible for a salary raise....

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