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topGladys Calderón

Academic Tutorial Specialist

Gladys Calderón was born in Nicaragua, raised in El Salvador, then came to the U.S.A. She knew one of the reasons she came here was to pursue her dreams, which included going to college. In high school, she found TRIO Upward Bound which gave her access to college resources.

With Upward Bound's help, Gladys pursued a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at IPFW. During her undergraduate education, she continued to be involved with TRIO by participating in TRIO Student Support Services and being a student worker for the TRIO Upward Bound office. Gladys served as President of Hispanos Unidos for three years, was a Teaching and Research Assistant for the Psychology Department, was Co-Chair for the 16th Indiana Latino Leadership Conference, and graduated as an IPFW Top 50 Student. She is currently in the Counselor Education graduate program at IPFW. Her passion is to help and inspire students to pursue higher education.