“Inversant really brings all the information you could possibly need to one place. That has made a big difference in preparing for college … It’s been eye opening.”
Facilitator Name: Rochelly Araniz
Main Facilitation Site: None, with my more recent responsibilities as a Director. But, I used to be the main facilitator at our Lynn and Salem sites and I have provided facilitation support to all Inversant sites.
Where are you from originally? Dominican Republic, but came to Boston when I turned 12
Where did you go to college and what did you study? Northeastern University, Sociology
How did you come to be involved with Inversant? I applied for a part time facilitator position in 2013, at the time I was working part time as a parent education facilitator at PPLM and thought Inversant’s parent engagement focus complemented what I was already doing really well.
What is your favorite part about being a Learning Circle Facilitator? Learning about family stories and experiences, just interacting with our families in general.
When you were preparing for college, what do you wish you would have known ahead of time? That borrowing at the time just to go to the school I liked best, would have serious implications on other goals such as buying a house later.
What is the best question you have been asked by a parent during a Learning Circle? I really appreciate when parents do their own research regarding scholarships or programs they her about before they come to me to ask me questions about it. It shows that they are actually doing their HW after leaving our Learning Circle.
What Learning Circle do you think is a “don’t miss” and why? Both the FASFA and College Application workshops, because both get to the details and action steps families need to take to apply and finance college.
What was your favorite class in college? I loved anything that had to do with math, Algebra to be more specific. That’s certainly NOT the case now though, I’m more partial to History or Social Sciences.
What is your favorite ice cream flavor? I am obsessed with Strawberry!
What is your favorite thing to do in Boston? I love to walk around the commons or the gardens from time to time, lots of different kinds of people and things to do.