Parker Benedict

Co-Founder & Co-Creator

Parker Benedict is an educator and curriculum developer committed to including topics of social justice and gender equality in secondary school in Spanish and social studies classrooms. She recently graduated with a M.A. in Latin American Studies from the Center for Latin American Studies at Georgetown University. She holds a B.A. in Spanish from St. Lawrence University and has worked in secondary schools as a Spanish teacher, coach, and dorm parent for four years.

Amalia Rubin

Co-Founder & Co-Creator

Amalia Rubin is a researcher and analyst committed to social justice and gender equality. She recently graduated with a M.A. in Latin American Studies from Georgetown University, with a concentration in transnational security. Amalia earned her B.A. in Sociology and Spanish from Georgetown University and has worked as a contractor with the World Bank Gender Team, specializing in gender-based violence prevention, mitigation, and response programming. 

Kimberly Durón

Logo Creator

Kimberly Marcela Durón is a multimedia content creator, with a focus on using digital storytelling to better understand the impacts of technology on Latinx/Latin American identity and representation. She earned her Master’s in Communication, Culture, and Technology at Georgetown University, with a certificate in Latin American Studies. She is currently the Assistant Director of Content Production at the Washington Office of Latin America.

She Stands Up Partners

The creation of SSU was supported by our partnerships with the She Stands Up Teacher Working Group, Georgetown University Center for Latin American Studies, and the Consortium for Latin American Studies Programs. The continued development of this site and its content is made possible by a 2020 Curriculum Development Grant from the Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt University.

This website, the content, and the lesson plans included at are the products of creators Parker Benedict and Amalia Rubin. The research and content do not necessarily reflect the views of the Center for Latin American Studies at Georgetown University, the Consortium for Latin American Studies Programs, or the Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt University

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Last Updated: September 2020

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