Estrella came to the U.S. from the Dominican Republic, and faced an academic world where her voice was not heard, despite her brilliant mind. Estrella found a home-away-from-home among Neighbor to Neighbor’s Dominican membership in our Lynn chapter. Here, Estrella found her voice and her confidence, and joined N2N’s leadership development program as an intern in 2014. Her skills and passion for organizing grew alongside her scientific expertise. In December of 2014, Estrella graduated with a BS in biochemistry from Salem State and was also hired as our Lynn Organizer and is now a state wide field coordinator. Estrella brings fresh energy to her role, and a deep understanding of the intersection of oppressions and N2N’s theory of change.