The sixth annual FLI Graduation Celebration, honoring the Class of 2021, will take place virtually this year on Friday, May 14th at 7:30p.m ET. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students, the Office of the Dean of the College, the Emma Bloomberg Center for Access and Opportunity, and the Office of the Vice President for Campus Life, the FLI Graduation celebrates the accomplishments of first generation and/or low income members of the graduating class, as well as the family members and loved ones who supported them throughout their journey.
Maria Perales ’18 will address over 130 FLI members of the Class of 2021 who registered for the ceremony.. Originally from Guanajuato, Mexico, Ms. Perales Sanchez attended Princeton University where she majored in the School of Public and International Affairs.. After graduating in 2018, Ms. Perales Sanchez continued to pursue her passion of advocating for migrant rights by joining Centro De Los Derechos del Migrante as an Ulman Policy Fellow. In 2019, Maria Perales Sanches was named on a complaint filed by Princeton University and Microsoft challenging the federal government’s termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Daniel Benitez ‘21 will serve as the student keynote speaker for the 2021 ceremony. Daniel is a senior from Green Bay, Wisconsin, concentrating in Spanish and Portuguese and pursuing certificates in Latin American Studies, Theater, and Translation and Intercultural Communications. He was recently awarded the Spirit of Princeton Award.
The FLI Graduation Celebration will be available to view here beginning Friday, May 14th at 7:30pm ET.