Valenzo Headshot

School: UNC Chapel Hill

Pronouns: she/ella

Hometown: Greensboro, NC

Roots: Mexico

Job Title: Somos Carolina Curriculum Intern

Focus Areas: Immigration, education equality, digital marketing, social media management, product marketing, and content curation.

Community Leadership: Kenan-Flagler Assured Admit; Co-Head of Marketing, Minority Business Student Alliance (MBSA); Amigx Mentor, Mi Pueblo

Esperanza Valenzo-Pastrana

Somos Carolina Curriculum Intern

Esperanza Valenzo-Pastrana (she/ella) is a Mexican-American with heritage from Guerrero, Mexico. Currently, she is a junior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill majoring in Business Administration and minoring in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. At UNC, she is a Kenan-Flagler Assured Admit, the Co-Head of Marketing for the Minority Business Student Alliance, a Mi Pueblo Amigx Mentor, a Carolina First, and a member of the Marketing Club and the Carolina Women in Business. In her current role as a LatinxEd intern, Esperanza is able to work with a team of other UNC Students, specifically in creating projects for LatinxEd’s “Somos Carolina.” In the future, she hopes to work in product or digital marketing while later expanding into Law School to study immigration law. Esperanza’s experiences as a Mexican-American first-generation college student has fueled her passion to advocate for the Latinx community. With this, she feels honored to have the opportunity to be able to do this through LatinxEd.