Karina Evora | Doctoral Scholar Working Towards Accessibility in Education

Today is International Day of Cape Verdean Women! So we take this day toΒ honor all Cabo Verdean women in Rhode Island, in Cabo Verde, and all around the World!Β 

In honor of this day, we send a special shoutout to this Pawtucket-native & Cabo Verdean Queen, Karina Evora,Β who is representing Kriolas & Rhode Island so well, and who just celebrated her birthday yesterday. Happy Birthday Karina! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰
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Karina is a first-year doctoral student at George Washington University in Washington, DC. Karina is ONE OF ONLY THREEΒ doctoral fellows in the entire program πŸ’πŸΎβ€β™€οΈ.

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Karina believes in making college more accessible so our youth can enjoy a brighter future.

Karina’s research focuses on the effectiveness and the structuring of long-term college bridge programs.Β Β Karina attended Shea High School in Pawtucket, earned her BA in Economics from University of Miami in Florida, and her Master’s in Higher Education Administration from Vanderbilt University in Tennessee.Β 

Screen Shot 2019-03-28 at 3.24.15 PMKarina on Cape Verdean culture: β€œIt’s a unique culture with a history of relentless, resourceful women.” πŸ‡¨πŸ‡»Β Karina is an advocate for sisterhood among all women, not just Cabo Verdean women.Β 

Thank you Karina for representing both Pawtucket & Cape Verdean women so well!Β 

Words for our Cabo Verdean Woman

We also wanted to share this beautiful written piece fromΒ Denis Lobo,Β of London, who captured the essence of Cabo Verdean women so well:

Cape Verdean WomanΒ is Mother…
Cape Verdean Woman is Sister…
Cape Verdean Woman is Grandma…
Cape Verdean Woman is Friend…
Cape Verdean Woman is Family…
Cape Verdean Woman isΒ Nation…

Cape Verdean Woman is Power….

Cape Verdean Woman is Goddess!

Today, a Cape Verdean women is someoneΒ who represents the country, the womanΒ whoΒ fights for her aims, and the woman, whoΒ reaches for what she really wants.


Thank you Daniel for your words. Thank you Karina for your work, and thank you to all Cabo Verdean women in the World for being the strong women that you are.

Pa Todo Nos Kriolas!


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