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Alumni and Career Outcomes

Career Outcomes 

The Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies provides an individualized and multidisciplinary undergraduate academic experience that prepares students for a dynamic and evolving job market. Whether they pursue a career in law, business, government, journalism, healthcare, social service, higher education or another field, students will benefit from a stronger understanding of the complex cultural, historical, linguistic, political, and socio-economic contexts that enrich their communities.

 Alumni Spotlights

Isabel Acosta
B.A., Latin American Studies and Neuroscience, 2021

I attended Vanderbilt University as a National Merit Semi-Finalist and National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar. In 2019 and 2020, I received the Tennessee Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (TLSAMP) in STEM Grant. During my time at Vanderbilt, I was a Neuroscience Research Assistant in the Levin Lab, a mentor for middle-schoolers with EmbrACE, and President of Women’s Club Volleyball. After graduation, I was offered a Research Assistant position at MDRC, a social policy research organization, in New York City. In this role, I study early childcare and education policies/programs in underserved and disadvantaged communities.


Sophia Guzzo
B.A., Latino and Latina Studies and Political Science, 2018

I am entering my third year at Harvard Law School. During my time at Vanderbilt, I spent a semester abroad in Buenos Aires and translated at the school’s immigration clinic. In law school, I am a student mentor through the Board of Student Advisers and an active member of La Alianza, the law school’s Latinx organization. Upon graduating, I will be returning to Miami where I will work for the Miami-Dade County Attorney’s Office.



Rebeca Ramón
B.A., Latino and Latina Studies and Human and Organizational Development, 2021

I am beginning my career as a consultant Boston Consulting Group’s San Diego offices. At Vanderbilt, I was a member of the Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity, volunteered at the Hispanic Family Foundation, and was a dance choreographer for the annual cultural showcase “Café con Leche.” In addition, I am a social entrepreneur and founder of Mi Horchatería, dairy free organic version of horchata, a business I began at Vanderbilt.

Rebeca Ramón’s Latinx heritage and entrepreneurial spirit provide the perfect ingredients for the creation of her homemade horchata business, Mi Horchatería: