Con todo mi corazón: Mentoring Latinas in Educational Leadership Doctoral Programs

Mariela A. Rodríguez


Personal narrative essays were used to analyze the experiences of four Latina doctoral students who completed their first year in an educational leadership doctoral program in a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) in the southwestern U.S. Four themes emerged from their testimonios 1) Con todo el corazón; 2) Somos como una familia; 3) Hermanas aren’t just doing it for themselves; and 4) Echando pa’lante. These themes demonstrate tenets of Latina/o educational leadership through the community-mentoring practices described in the study.

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