Tu vecino – Alondra Gomez

Our Chattanooga area is home to many awesome Spanish-speakers. In our Tu vecino blog, we highlight some of our incredible Spanish-speaking neighbors! This month, we are highlighting Alondra Gomez. In this blog, learn more about her and her work with the Chattanooga Public Library.

¿Quién es? Who is she?

Alondra is a Chattanoogan involved in various projects and initiatives around town. Currently, she majors in International Studies at UTC! Her minor is in History. Additionally, she works with Tennessee United, a local immigrant rights group! She loves learning about different cultures and languages. Already proficient in both Spanish and English, now she studies French! In the future, she would love to travel and do humanitarian work in other countries.

¿Cuáles son sus experiencias con el español y la cultura latina? What is her background with Spanish language and culture?

Alondra is from Mexico, and grew up speaking Spanish as her native language. She enjoys having carne asadas, where her family and friends gather to eat lots of delicious food! This is a common gathering in Mexico and other Spanish speaking countries in Latin America.

She has always seen a value in being proficient in both English and Spanish. Similarly, through using Spanish, she feels she can help Spanish-speaking families to feel welcomed!

¡Su trabajo con la biblioteca pública de Chattanooga! Her work at the Chattanooga Public Library!

Previously, she worked for the Chattanooga Public Library in the tween and teen department. She is passionate about youth development. She enjoyed playing games with them, and also, developing programs to support them! Recently, they initiated the Uno x Uno program that works to address the needs of the immigrant community and provide resources. If you’d like to learn more about the programs and services offered at the library, visit their website or stop by for a visit!

Next, read our last Tu vecino blog post about Velvet Hernandez-Johnson.

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