Kamilah Valentin Diaz

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Kamilah Mercedes is a Senior, originally from Puerto Rico, studying Political Science. She also holds interests in Creative Writing and Anthropology.


Outside of academics, she is a board member of Mortar Board’s Membership Committee. A Student Representative on Purdue’s National Hispanic Heritage Month Committee and a recipient of the Emerging Leaders Scholarship.


Kamilah currently works for the Latino Cultural Center(LCC)where she heads the Avanzando Through College program as Lead Mentor( a mentorship program aimed at providing support for first generation/Latino students). As part of the LCC, she also facilitates Spanish Conversation Tables where she leads a series of workshops on how music has been used as a tool for activism in Latin America and the Caribbean. She also works for the the Office of Engagement as an intern and as an Editor’s Assistant for Purdue Service-Learning Journal(PJSL).


In her pursuit of higher education, she hopes to help others grow and learn with open minds and self-confidence.

Bachelors of Arts

Political Science

Kamilah Valentin Diaz