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New England Summit 2019 Welcoming Remarks

9:00 am              Welcoming Remarks

Christina Royal, President, Holyoke Community College, (Holyoke, MA)

Betty Medina Lichtenstein, Executive Director, Enlace de Familias Inc. (Holyoke, MA)

Carlos Vargas Ramos, Master of Ceremony, Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College (New York, NY)





Bios:

Christina Royal, President, Holyoke Community College (Holyoke, MA) has been involved in education for over 15 years, in both academic (community college and private four-year institutions) and corporate environments.

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Betty Medina Lichtenstein, born raised and educated in New York City until she moved to Massachusetts 32 years ago. During her time in Massachusetts she has worked both in the medical and legal fields. In 1985 Betty successfully ran for a seat on Holyoke’s school committee representing Ward 2 making her the first Puerto Rican woman elected to public office in the state of Massachusetts.

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