Click aqui para español- >Yiraliz Beltran
Where are you from? Puerto Rico.
Where do you reside? Uptown, New Orleans.
What is your favorite place in New Orleans? Frenchmen Street / Hot Tin Roof Top.
What kind of hobbies or activities do you enjoy? Mother-Daughter dates, dancing, traveling, and walking my dogs.
What schools have you attended? Francisco Morales High School (PR), University of Maryland (BS – Criminal Justice), American Military University (MA – Criminal Justice)
What does your job entail? I currently manage the overall program and the development of workforce certifications, seminars and workshops; while working very closely with strategic partners in the community to establish partnerships with Xavier University.
Why did you get into this field? It started as a part time job while working on my BS and I fell in love with it. Helping students achieve their educational goals is very rewarding. It just makes me smile!
What services do you represent at Xavier University? All kinds of workforce certifications with the most popular in the Latino Community being Entrepreneurship, Health Communications, and Spanish for Health Professionals. I can also assist with all the information for our seminars, workshops and the graduate programs offered by Xavier University. We are currently offering a workshop completely in Spanish through our Sanford Institute of Philanthropy on Demonstrating Success rather than Evaluation. This is perfect for non-profit organizations and it’s also great for anyone interested in learning how to better use data to demonstrate their program's success
Why should someone choose Xavier University? Xavier is recognized as a national leader in the sciences and the liberal arts. The university truly cares about the students.
What makes you proud about being in New Orleans? The hospitality and diversity of New Orleans makes me feel a little closer to home. I love the fact that you can go out and enjoy something different every day of the week all year around. I think being part of Xavier has opened many opportunities to show our community we are here for them. I am extremely happy with my decision to move to New Orleans to take a job opportunity with Xavier University that was offered right when I needed it, and I feel I can call NOLA my new home.