El Tecolote features 826 student Larissa Chacon Hernandez

We worked with Larissa on last year’s Young Authors Book Project, The Freedom To Live Without Fear. She recently spoke with El Tecolote about the challenges of graduating high school in a pandemic, and her excitement about moving on to San Diego State University.

She says “I really feel proud of myself because I really broke a lot of stereotypes, even in my own family…I feel like going to San Diego is like exploring a new horizon and going beyond being independent.”

Read on to learn more about Larissa and her amazing story.