New York State Model Senate Session Project Participants/Videos 2008
Hostos breaks a record and sends ten brilliant women to the 2008 New York State Model Senate!
Liliete Lopez (R) represented District 24 and sat in the seat of New York State Senator Andrew J. Lanza. Liliete, who was born with a visual impairment in Nicaragua, has overcome numerous obstacles in pursuit of her education. Amongst other things, she did not speak any English until she began attending school in the United States. Liliete is a fearless individual who often challenges herself to do everything she can to improve the world for others. On the floor of the Senate Liliete and Sandra May Flowers engaged in the only tangible debate of the day and the tension in the room was palpable, even though the two are best of friends at Hostos. Liliete has served as both President and Vice President of the Ability Awareness Club and has represented CUNY as a member of the CCSD (CUNY Coalition for Students with Disabilities). She has been an outstanding Student Ambassador for Hostos Community College and she has also been elected to represent the student body as a Student Government Association Senator for the 2009-2010 academic year. (Liliete won a five hundred dollar award for the essay that she wrote about her position in the debate.)