Mariela Regalado is a Bilingual, first generation, Dominican immigrant. Equipped with a relentless passion that is poured towards her students' success. As a College Counselor her goal is to help change the landscape for students of color attending institutions of higher learning. She works towards empowering the youth by providing them with tools to achieve their post secondary goals and career readiness. An avid reader and writer she recognizes the importance of giving students a safe space to create and find themselves through Art. She facilitates creative writing and poetry workshops for teens. Mariela is currently working on documenting her multidimensional experience through bilingual poetry and prose.