Abraham Lincoln High School
Future Center: Room 112
Advisor: Gabe Guindon
I am a proud grad of Guilford College in Greensboro, NC where I double majored in Spanish and International Studies with a focus in Latin America. After working for Guilford as their resident coordinator of a study abroad program in Guadalajara, Mexico, I served as their Director of Post-Secondary Support with Big Picture-Philadelphia and was a founding staff member of their alternative pathways school, El Centro De Estudiantes. At Big Picture-Philadelphia all our schools and programs, including El Centro, provided students with extensive support in fostering strong, attainable and productive post-secondary plans as well as creative dual enrollment partnerships with local certification programs and community colleges.
Having spent several years living in and learning about Latin America, and most specifically Mexico, I could not be more excited or feel any luckier than to be working for DSF at Abraham Lincoln High School. Outside of work, I travel around Colorado on my dirt bike, play sports, snowboard as much as possible and stubbornly root for Cleveland sports teams.
Advisor: Alejandra Dominguez
Alejandra Dominguez was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela and moved to South Florida when she was 12. She attended Columbia University in the City of New York and graduated with a BA in Earth and Environmental Science. After graduation, Alejandra served with AmeriCorps programs in Arizona and Montana for two terms and learned how to use a chainsaw, how to maintain a hiking trail, and most importantly, how to face many of her fears head on. Despite her love for adventure and the outdoors, Alejandra felt that something was missing and decided to move in a direction that also engaged her interest in youth development. As a Science Instructor with Adventure Risk Challenge in Tahoe, California, Alejandra was able to spend a summer supporting high school youth as they backpacked throughout the Sierra Nevada Mountains, learned about the ecology of the area, explored their own stories, and developed their abilities as emerging leaders. The experience was life changing, leading Alejandra to move to Denver, CO to serve as an AmeriCorps Student Engagement Advocate with the DPS Office of Family and Community Engagement at Abraham Lincoln High School.
After an amazing and challenging year supporting the CareerConnect program and encouraging students on her caseload to improve their attendance, Alejandra knew she had to figure out a way to stay at Lincoln. As fate would have it, a position in the Lincoln Future Center became available, and Alejandra was lucky enough to interview and receive an offer. Today, Alejandra is an Assistant College Advisor in the Future Center (Room 112) at Abraham Lincoln High School and lives the dream she never knew she had. Alejandra’s favorite part of being an advisor is building relationships with students, being a witness to their relentless drive, and being present to encourage them if it ever falters. She also loves coaching the volleyball team and attending other school events to get to know students outside of an academic setting. In her free time, Alejandra enjoys playing volleyball, completing jigsaw puzzles, watching Netflix, and debating whether to pet cats or to avoid allergies.