Florencia Abelenda '10
Advertising Analyst and Researcher, Google
Abelenda, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, came to the United States at the age of 16. She struggled with the English language and because of that she developed a passion for eliminating educational and economic inequities suffered by minorities. In her sophomore year at Stetson she led a project to improve the human condition by developing a youth tutoring and empowerment program at a community center for migrant workers. While at Stetson she was chosen for the 2010 Inspirational Women of the Millennium Award, Levi Strauss Co. "If you can dream it, you can do it. Imagination and inspiration can take you anywhere you want," Abelenda declares.