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Juan Jose Duran

Juan Jose Duran is a first generation, Chicano student and youngest of three brothers. Juan is originally from Fallbrook, California, a small agricultural community located in North County San Diego. He is currently a sophomore at California State University, San Marcos pursuing a baccalaureate degree in history. He aspires to work in education and help bring forth a positive impact and change to his community. His personal and professional interests include mentoring and empowering young Latinx minds to pursue higher education and social justice. He enjoys interacting and hearing from successful scholars with similar backgrounds.

This summer, he is looking forward to experiencing and learning about the culture and people of Cape Town, South Africa. He hopes to be able to contribute positively to the community of Cape Town, and is very excited to create relationships with students from across the nation and the world!