LAS Alumna Aned Ladino
November 13, 2018
Aned Ladino is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Spanish with an emphasis in Latin American literature. Her thesis, “Hibridación y subversión de arquetipos femeninos latinoamericanos en Alfonsina Storni, Gabriela Mistral y Silvina Ocampo” proposes that the authors participated in a worldwide transformation that established women as historical agents, and their hybrid narrative challenged heteronormative conventions. Aned is the former president of the Spanish Graduate Association at UCF which organized the18th Annual Spanish Graduate Colloquium to promote Spanish American and Peninsular literature and culture last February. She graduated from the Latin American Studies program in 2014, and then went to serve as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ecuador for two years. She served in the youth and family sector and worked with the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) assisting refugees where she organized the Girl Leading Our World (GLOW) and Boys Respecting Others (BRO) camp to promote gender equality.