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  • Maria Luisa Parra Sandoval

    Maria Luisa Parra-Sandoval was born on June 25, 1985 in Nayarit, Mexico and migrated to the United States when she was only six years old. She was raised in Las Vegas, NV and graduated from Valley High School’s International Baccalaureate Program in 2003.

    In 2006, Ms. Parra-Sandoval became a Harry S. Truman Scholarship Finalist; earned a Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship at Princeton; and became a naturalized citizen.

    Ms. Parra-Sandoval graduated from UNLV, summa cum laude, in May 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Communication Studies.

    She received a full-tuition scholarship to attend the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University where she graduated with a Master in Public Policy in May 2011.

    Ms. Parra-Sandoval studies at the William S. Boyd School of Law and is expected to graduate with a Juris Doctorate in May 2014.

    Ms. Parra-Sandoval recently completed her internship at the Nevada Attorney General’s Office where she was assigned to the Business Consumer Protection-Mortgage Fraud Division.

    She looks forward to practice law in Nevada and is happily married.

    She hails from NEWL Class of 2005 and remains an active supporter of the program.


    “My Obstacles are Strengths”

    What about NEW Leadership (has) impacted you most?

    Maria Luisa Parra Sandoval explains the impact of the Privilege Walk (a NEWL workshop activity) on her outlook.

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    “I have Defied Statistics”

    Describe your leadership type or style.

    Maria Luisa Parra Sandoval explains her role as a trailblazer and mentor to members of the Latina community and beyond.

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    “Sustaining NEW Leadership Builds Community”

    Why should community members donate their money and time to NEW Leadership?

    Maria Luisa Parra Sandoval explains why losing NEW Leadership would be detrimental to Nevada.

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    Women's Research Institute of Nevada
    University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    4505 Maryland Parkway, Box 455083
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89154-5083
    702-895-2902

    © 2017 WRIN | All rights reserved.

    a Studio Hyperset expression