This month’s featured Inversant facilitator is Lourdes Encarnacion, Program Facilitator in Salem.
Where are you from originally? Dominican Republic
Where did you go to college and what did you study? Suffolk University for Business Management & Entrepreneurship, and Cambridge College for School Counseling.
How did you come to be involved with Inversant? I learned about the Inversant program from my father when I began working at Salem High School.
What is your favorite part about being a Learning Circle Facilitator? It is very rewarding to see how thankful parents are when they learn something from me. It is amazing to see how much they don’t really know and it feels good to be that person that is teaching them all this valuable information.
When you were preparing for college, what do you wish you would have known ahead of time? I wish I would have been more careful when choosing the college I decided to attend, and instead have gone somewhere more affordable. I also wish I would have been more cautious of taking out loans.
What is the best question you have been asked by a parent during a Learning Circle? “What is the difference between a subsidized and an unsubsidized loan?”
What Learning Circle do you think is a “don’t miss” and why? Financial aid – because every year at least one thing changes, and parents don’t know nearly as much as they should know about the cost of college.
What was your favorite class in college? Multicultural Counseling & Psychopathology
What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Dulce de Leche
What is your favorite thing to do at the Salem site? I really enjoy planning the celebrations in May.